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Subject Re: "core"
Date Tue, 01 May 2001 14:11:45 GMT
Hi Thomas,

I don't think changing the "core" is possible at this stage, and you
should really fix your unix scripts - the "core dump" can't be a
directory, and checking if something is a regular file or a dir is quite 


On Tue, 1 May 2001, Thomas Riemer wrote:

> In several different places the tomcat project uses a directory named
> "core".   "core" in the UNIX
> world signifies a core dump usually caused by segmentation fault.
> Could I offer an alternative
> to "core", perhaps "coreobj" or "prime" or "heart"?
> The name clash can be frustrating - many oses out of the box come with
> cleanup scripts that remove
> "core" files on a regular bases, including subdirectories in tomcat
> source!!!!
> You have no idea how disconcerting it is to discover that something you
> compiled one day, and you
> know you didn't touch now doesn't compile.    While I'm fully aware that
> its the OSes fault - let me suggest
> the proposition that if happens to me - its real likely to happen to
> someone else - the solution seems relatively
> easy to implement - change the name "core" to something else.
> I think this might prevent some frustration for someone else.
> -Tom

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