[syn: lurker, skulker, lurcher]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Skulk \Skulk\, Skulker \Skulk"er\, n.
One who, or that which, skulks.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or
incapacity [syn: malingerer, skulker, shammer]
2: someone waiting in concealment [syn: lurker, skulker,
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(Unix) A daemon that is run periodically (typically once a
week) to seek out and erase core files, truncate
administrative logfiles, nuke "lost+found" directories, and
otherwise clean up the cruft that tends to pile up in the
corners of a file system.
See also GFR, reaper, skulker.