Re: magic file entry to understand core dumps

Johnie Stafford (
Fri, 26 Jul 96 10:27 CDT

>>> On Thu, 25 Jul 1996 23:30:04 +0100 (BST), Bryn Paul Arnold Jones <> said:

>> Great, now if I could just figure out how to enable core dumps on my
>> machine, I'll be set.

bpaj> Look at ulimit, it's a bash builtin, so man bash, search for ulimit (I'm
bpaj> assuming loads of stuff, like bash is your shell ... ;)

bpaj> Just to get you going, a 'ulimit -c umlimited' will dump everything that
bpaj> the programs going to (I got a 10Mb core of the quake networking test
bpaj> when it SEGV'd on me with that, so watchout ;).

OK, I'm an idiot. I didn't RTFM. I did a 'ulimit' instead of 'ulimit -c'.


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