[Lvlug] Re: Getting rid of a core file existing as link
russ.barrows at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 11:10:59 EDT 2005
Thanks to all who replied. I appreciated your input.
On 9/10/05, Russ <russ.barrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've got a core file that was created when a power outage (no UPS)
> occurred during an update of my Linux system. Pardon my description
> if it isn't clear. I'd like to get rid of it because it's a 2.7 mB
> file on a 8 mB hard drive. It's owned by root and exists as link to
> Here's what I see when I run ls -al co*:
> lrwxrwrwx 1 root root 11 2005-09-09 09:30 core -> /proc/kcore
> If the core was a discrete file I could get rid of it. It was a
> common problem on a Unix system we used at work. For me the problem
> is that it's a link.
> The Linux manuals I have don't tell me how to dispose of this,
> including the books that are associated with the distro (Suse 9.1). I
> find instructions in my Unix books but I'm reticent to try those
> Advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
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