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Old 11-07-2002, 03:25 AM   #1
megaspaz
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Question deleting kcore file?


i installed xbasic making sure i met all the requirements and tried to run it. at first i created an icon and ran it and nothing happened. i then open konsole and ran it and came up with errors that said system not supported. okay no big deal. the deal is though, that i got a nice big core file about 541 MB in which the properties of the file say it was created today (11/7). the core file was actually a link in the /dev directory which pointed to /proc/kcore. i deleted the link and tried to delete the /proc/kcore file. is this file deleteable?

Things i've tried:

open konsole as regular user. typed su and password and tried chmod 700 /proc/kcore, rm /proc/kcore.

logged in as root and did the above.

as root navigated to the /proc directory using the home desktop icon and tried to changed the kcore permissions to rw and delete the file.

all these attempts failed and i can't change the permissions to delete this file.

thanks for you help.

Last edited by megaspaz; 11-07-2002 at 04:42 AM.
 
Old 11-07-2002, 05:33 AM   #2
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Don't. /proc is a *virtual* filesystem, it doesn't take up space even tho files show size. Basically don't muck around with /proc or /dev entries unless you are dead sure what you're doing.
 
  


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