> ran a few php scripts retrieiving info from mysql database to check /
> test things, and ended up with a file called "core" in the same new
> directory created for this purpose. any one know what a "core" file is?
> or why it's there? the scripts were little, under 10k, but the core file
> is 3mb

That's a tiny one.  :)

When a program dies a horrible and nasty death, it produces a core file
("dumps core").  If you have the knowledge and tools, you can debug what
went wrong using these core files.  (someone will explain it better, I'm

If your PHP script, or mysql server is dumping core, you've got big problems
that need addressing.

- Darryl

  Darryl Friesen, B.Sc., Programmer/Analyst    [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Education & Research Technology Services,     http://gollum.usask.ca/
  Department of Computing Services,
  University of Saskatchewan
  "Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes"

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