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Old 19th May 2012
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Default How total remove .core file during a dump?

On OpenBSD 5.1 using xxxterm 1.10 (but even on Linux) i noticed that xxxterm is a lot unstale (but that don't happen on OpenBSD 5 using a more older release) so very often i obtain a big core file (>512Mb) on my home partition.
How can avoid that every time is produced a .core file?
I don't want it and i don't need it.
If possible i would like avoid the production of a .core files from every type of programs.

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Check your shell's man page for a built-in command called ulimit and the -c flag.

(Edited to turn right idea into something more accurate.)

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Another way might be to execute the program from a working directory where the user has no write access. See the core(5) man page, first paragraph.
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Old 20th May 2012
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ulimit -c 0
in your ~/.profile should do the trick. Beware, this will turn off any programs you initiate as that user from dumping core;
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