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  • What are these files?

    ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from ‘php’

    I have tons of these “core” files filing up my blog space, and I can’t figure out what they are. They are all in my main blog file sitting with the wp files. They all start out core. with numbers attached like core.1024. When I go to view file type it says:
    ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from ‘php’
    but I can’t read it. It’s just a bunch of jumbled letters, symbols, etc. Help please?

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  • Are these in your theme, in your root folder, in your blog folder… where EXACTLY are these files? Where are you seeing their output, if any? It looks like something from a computer, but if we don’t know where exactly you’re seeing it (on your live site? in the download folder? in the folders you see when you FTP in? where?) we can’t really help you much.

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    I go to Cpanel. Log into my website. Then I click file manager, then the public html folder. In there is my blog folder, and inside the blog folder is where they reside. Along with all of the various wp folders like admin, content, etc.

    theyre called core dumps and why your host has them enabled to show up in your directory is beyond me. Delete them, and drop an email to your host that you’re seeing them.

    for anyone interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    Will I lose any posts, comments, etc from my blog if I dump them?

    nope. theyre useless to you, btw, and unless youre seeing issues with your blog ..

    These files are “core dumps” of php. Each file is a server memory map of what went wrong with php at the moment php crashed.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

    It’s something you should take up with your host.

    oops! too late

    2notch, youre a little slow. 😛

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    They are:
    core.#####

    They do not end in .core They end in numbers, and they vary in size from 9400k to 10044k

    thats fine, delete them.

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    Now I’m really confused. Sorry, but I’m a bit of a newbie.

    @whooami
    Yeah, that happens to old people 🙂

    diveinspiration, delete them. i edited my post above because i couldnt remember if they started or ended with *core* — just delete them and be done with it 🙂 I promise i wouldnt steer ya wrong.

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    So, back to my earlier question, if I delete them all, I will lose no data?

    And, what exactly should I tell my host is happening?

    Thread Starter diveinspiration

    (@diveinspiration)

    I type too slow whooami 🙂

    DELETE THEM!! 🙂

    tell your host you are seeing core dumps in your home directory — ask them if they would like you to save the next one for them, though im guessign they dont even know how to read ’em 😛

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