Sensei writes "So you've installed the latest bleeding edge Linux distro, or have been trying out the latest beta release of KDE or Gnome. Now you're discovering a multimegabyte file, called "core", appearing in your home or root directory. Also known as a core dump file, they are usually produced when one uses software packages that are not quite out of the beta testing stage, e.g. bleeding edge desktop applications."
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May 9, 2001