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gfr


gfr


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  GFR  /G-F-R/  vt  [ITS:  from  `Grim  File  Reaper',  an  ITS  and  LISP 
  Machine  utility]  To  remove  a  file  or  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).  Often  generalized 
  to  pieces  of  data  below  file  level.  "I  used  to  have  his  phone  number, 
  but  I  guess  I  {GFR}ed  it."  See  also  {prowler},  {reaper}.  Compare  {GC}, 
  which  discards  only  provably  worthless  stuff. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GFR 
 
  {Grim  File  Reaper}