Catching core dumps in a shell script

Michael Still mikal at
Mon Feb 4 18:04:23 EST 2002

On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Ben Elliston wrote:

> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Still <mikal at> writes:
>   Michael> My problem is that sometimes the parser core dumps, and these files then
>   Michael> don't get listed as having failed. Testing for the existance of a file
>   Michael> named core in the for loop doesn't seem to work... I am not
>   Michael> sure why.
> What happens if you manually run the parser over a PDF file which is
> known to cause a core dump?  It sounds like your ulimits are
> preventing the creation of core files.

The core files get created, just for some reason (perhaps poor coding), my
script can't seem to see them with a [ -e core ].




Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+11hrs

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