coredump - Creates a core snapshot of a running process
coredump [directory] pid
A directory in which to put the core snapshot. The default
is the current directory. The process id of the running
The coredump command creates a core snapshot of a running
process. To use the coredump command, you: Must have root
privileges or own the process specified (pid). Must have
By default, the snapshot is placed in a file named core,
in the current directory. You can specify a different
directory with the directory operand. If core-file-naming
is enabled at the system or application level (see the
Programmer's Guide), the core file will be named automatically
according to the following convention: core.progname.host-name.tag
where tag is a uniquely assigned number.
To examine the core snapshot, use the dbx(1) debugger or
the ladebug(1) debugger (if installed) as you would when
examining the core dump resulting from a program crash.
If any of the following conditions occurs, errno is set to
the corresponding value: No such process. There is no running
process with that process id. Permission denied.
You do not own the process or do not have the necessary
The following exit values are returned: Successful completion.
An error occurred.
Default name of a core snapshot file. Location of the
dbx(1), ladebug(1), proc(4).
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