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Core file

Dears,

I am seeing a core file of 51 GB in my work directory,I want to know what this file contains and can i delete this file.

Deepak.

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    Sep 03, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    A core file contains the current memory of a process when the process fails (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_file). In an ABAP system you will find most likely a dump with the title SYSTEM_CORE_DUMPED which corresponds to that core file.

    you can find out which process this was by issuing

    file <corefilename>

    If you don´t need the core file for analysis you can safely delete it.

    Markus

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