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Old 08-02-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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files are created in my /home directory


Hi,
For some time now some files have been being created in my /home directory (fedora 9).
Their format is always:
core.xxxxx

where xxxxx are some digits
I deleted them this morning, so I don't know if they are the same size.
It just created another one half an hour ago:

Code:
-rw-------  1 xtd8865 xtd8865  35M 2008-08-02 20:55 core.20950
I can't view it as it's a binary file

How can I track down which process/program created it?
I hope my box hasn't been hijacked...
I'm aware that you'll need more info to determine the source of it, but
I'm not entirely sure what exactly you need, so please specify it.

thanks very much
 
Old 08-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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file ~/core.*


and file will tell you the names of the programs that are crashing.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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Code:
man 5 core
to learn something more about core files and system customization (that is customize the name of the core files, change their default location and so on). Also have a look at this thread, in particular posts #3 and #4 (self-citation).
 
Old 08-02-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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ok, thanks guys
This turned out to be an nx client crashing.

thanks again
 
  


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