Dept of Computer Science

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How do I clean up my account to get more space (core files specifically)?

Last updated: January 22nd, 2015 03:31 PM

Core files are dumps of memory that are kept in a file for debugging purposes when a program crashes. Typically you do not want these on your directories, since they are rather large files. You can periodically run a command that finds and removes the core files: find ~ -name core -exec /bin/rm {} \;