Grim File Reaper

<storage, operating system>

(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.

Last updated: 1996-06-20

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