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Meaning of GRIM FILE REAPER

 
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(GFR) An its and lisp machine utility to remove files according to some program-automated or semi-automatic manual procedure, especially one designed to reclaim mass storage space or reduce name-space clutter (the original GFR actually moved files to tape).

See also prowler, reaper. Compare gc, which discards only provably worthless stuff.

 

 

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