Understand and read core.xxxx files

With Apache Linux box, sometimes you might get lots of file named core.xxxx where xxxx is some number. You might wonder what is these file.

Normally core.xxxx file was generated from Linux box and holds the current state of a process working memory when a process is crashed. To read the file, run the command as below from your shell.

strings core.1234

From the strings reading, each line represent different state of a process.

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