orphaned i-node

<operating system>

/or'f*nd i:'nohd/ [Unix] 1. A file that retains storage but no longer appears in the directories of a file system.

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Last updated: 2014-12-03

orphan process

<operating system>

A Unix process whose original parent has terminated and which has become a child of "init(1)".

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Last updated: 1996-05-29

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