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Old 11th September 2012
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Hi again !
Those files ending with .core .. that reside at home or wherever the current directory is -when a respective application is launched- .. what do they serve ? are they a necessity ? they may be unwelcome when on a small size flash disk while those consume hundreds of megabytes ..
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See core(5) for a description of what creates them and what they contain, and why they exist.

You can delete them manually or via scripting in /etc/daily.local if you prefer. See daily(8).
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You can not coredump by setting "ulimit -c 0" in your .profile. That will stop programs from core-dumping onto the filesystem, but if you want to debug something you'll have to unset it.
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Oh, thank you; I'd completely forgotten that the controlling shell can limit core dumps. Good point!

(For C shells, the setting would be "limit coredumpsize 0")
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jggimi , Alphalutra1 : Thank you very much !!
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