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what are core files?? Can I safely delete them??? Please, help
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Yes you can delete core files.

The fact that they exist (assuming it is a production system) means you have code problems. Production systems should not have code that makes core dumps (a file copy of the memory of an actively running program that crashes)
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Be very very careful.
Run the "file" command on the file called core to verify that it is a core file e.g. "core file from ...". Such files can be deleted.
If you are writing an automated script, confine any search to files only and include a test of the output from "file".
On many unix systems there are files and directories called "core" which you do not want to delete!

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