Kyle Burton on Mon, 4 Oct 1999 10:46:37 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [Plug] Core Files

For developers, core files are one of the big wins for unix.  They're basicly
a memory dump of a program that has crashed.  If you have a debugger, the
original sources, and a little know how, you can use a core file to help
you track down what went wrong in the program.

Unless you're doing development, you can probably just get rid of them.
It's probably some part of gnome that went belly up.  Happens with
buggy software.


"Success covers a multitude of blunders." 
    -- George Bernard Shaw                  

On Mon, 4 Oct 1999 wrote:

> I would like to know what the core files are.
> Do I periodicly delete them or do I leave them 
> alone?  They showed up in my home directory
> shortly after I installed Red Hat 6.0.  They are 
> easy to identify because their icon is a bomb!!!
> Thanks
> ejn88
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