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SubjectRe: magic file entry to understand core dumps
>>JM> core: ELF 32-bit LSB core file i386 (386 and up) Version 1
>>
>>He wanted an addition to the magic file to show the program which
>>dumped core, as the a.out entry does. However, a quick check shows
>>that it isn't a simple offset... anyone have better knowledge of the
>>format?
>>
>>
>
>Like I said, a cheesy program would be worthwhile...gdb does it, but you
>first have to know the program which cored for gdb to spit out the command
>line..

I normally just use "strings core" and look for the probable executable
name...not ideal, but it works.

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