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What are OS core files?

Could anyone explain me:

What is the use of core files generated at os level? what is the use and when to delette those files for clearing space?

Looking for your valuable answers!!

Best regards,

Bhushan

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    Nov 14, 2016 at 02:02 PM

    Hello Bhushan,

    core files are the memory contents of a crashed program. These can be used to diagnose why the program terminated, for example by extracting the C-stack from it (the last calls made by the prog.) You can find more information on core dumps at :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

    The file should be kept for analysis, for example if you are opening a SAP incident regarding the crash. If the source of the crash is known, the files can be removed, as they can take up a lot of space.

    Best regards

    Adam

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