Clearing Core Files

4. January 2012 11:44


At one place where I worked, someone had set up cron to delete any file named "core" more than a few days old, since disk space was always tight and most users wouldn't know what core files were or care about them.  Unfortunately not everyone knew about this and one user lost a plain text file (a project proposal) he'd spent a one lot of time working on because he called it "core". 


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