Trying to figure out why I have less than 2GBs of space left on my hdd at work — was trying to burn a DVD and didn’t have enough swap space for it. Found OmniDiskSweeper and started burrowing through hidden subdirs. Found the culprit : 650 core files of 22MBs each hanging out in /cores, totaling 21.5 GB. Deleted them all to get my drive back, but the question is, which app is dumping core so often and consistently without me even knowing, and why isn’t the system cleaning these up during daily/weekly maintenance?
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Not sure if it works on OSX, but in Unix you are able to do a “file $filename” and it will tell you what executable dumped core. May be something to check on if this keeps happening. -Skadz
Great tip – If I see this happen again I’ll sniff it out. Thanks.