Re: CORE dumps...

Neil Moore (
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 17:28:12 -0500

> > The "core" files are dumped program cores, i.e. they contain complete
> > status and memory info from a running program which crashed. It is
> > intended for debugging purposes. I believe it can be loaded with the GNU
> > debugger, but I haven't messed with that yet.
> BTW, how do I disable this feature ? If a program dies, I get "core"
> in who-knows-what directory ... A core of Netscape should be around 4Meg,
> and I only have 15Meg available ... :)
> Is there a kernel compile option to disable core dumps ? I am not
> that interested to do much debugging using cores, not to mention that my gdb
> complains when I try to load a core file ...

This should be a feature of your shell. In bash, use `ulimit -c 0'. I'm
not sure about csh.

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