Re: magic file entry to understand core dumps

Marty Leisner (
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:45:20 PDT

In message <>, you write:
>>>>>> "JM" == Jared Mauch <> writes:
>JM> core: ELF 32-bit LSB core file i386 (386 and up) Version 1
>He wanted an addition to the magic file to show the program which
>dumped core, as the a.out entry does. However, a quick check shows
>that it isn't a simple offset... anyone have better knowledge of the

Like I said, a cheesy program would be worthwhile...gdb does it, but you
first have to know the program which cored for gdb to spit out the command

Is this a generic elf problem?