COREDUMPCTL(1)                   coredumpctl                  COREDUMPCTL(1)

NAME         top

       coredumpctl - Retrieve and process saved core dumps and metadata

SYNOPSIS         top

       coredumpctl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND} [PID|COMM|EXE|MATCH...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       coredumpctl is a tool that can be used to retrieve and process core
       dumps and metadata which were saved by systemd-coredump(8).

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

           Print a short version string and exit.

           Do not print column headers.

           Do not pipe output into a pager.

           Show information of a single core dump only, instead of listing
           all known core dumps.

       -S, --since
           Only print entries which are since the specified date.

       -U, --until
           Only print entries which are until the specified date.

       -r, --reverse
           Reverse output so that the newest entries are displayed first.

       -F FIELD, --field=FIELD
           Print all possible data values the specified field takes in
           matching core dump entries of the journal.

       -o FILE, --output=FILE
           Write the core to FILE.

       -D DIR, --directory=DIR
           Use the journal files in the specified DIR.

       -q, --quiet
           Suppresses info messages about lack of access to journal files
           and possible in-flight coredumps.

COMMANDS         top

       The following commands are understood:

           List core dumps captured in the journal matching specified
           characteristics. If no command is specified, this is the implied

           The output is designed to be human readable and contains list
           contains a table with the following columns:

               The timestamp of the crash, as reported by the kernel.

               The identifier of the process that crashed.

           UID, GID
               The user and group identifiers of the process that crashed.

               The signal that caused the process to crash, when applicable.

               Information whether the coredump was stored, and whether it
               is still accessible: "none" means the the core was not
               stored, "-" means that it was not available (for example
               because the process was not terminated by a signal),
               "present" means that the core file is accessible by the
               current user, "journal" means that the core was stored in the
               "journal", "truncated" is the same as one of the previous
               two, but the core was too large and was not stored in its
               entirety, "error" means that the core file cannot be
               accessed, most likely because of insufficient permissions,
               and "missing" means that the core was stored in a file, but
               this file has since been removed.

               The full path to the executable. For backtraces of scripts
               this is the name of the interpreter.

           It's worth noting that different restrictions apply to data saved
           in the journal and core dump files saved in
           /var/lib/systemd/coredump, see overview in systemd-coredump(8).
           Thus it may very well happen that a particular core dump is still
           listed in the journal while its corresponding core dump file has
           already been removed.

           Show detailed information about core dumps captured in the

           Extract the last core dump matching specified characteristics.
           The core dump will be written on standard output, unless an
           output file is specified with --output=.

           Invoke the GNU debugger on the last core dump matching specified

MATCHING         top

       A match can be:

           Process ID of the process that dumped core. An integer.

           Name of the executable (matches COREDUMP_COMM=). Must not contain

           Path to the executable (matches COREDUMP_EXE=). Must contain at
           least one slash.

           General journalctl predicate (see journalctl(1)). Must contain an
           equals sign ("=").

EXIT STATUS         top

       On success, 0 is returned; otherwise, a non-zero failure code is
       returned. Not finding any matching core dumps is treated as failure.

EXAMPLES         top

       Example 1. List all the core dumps of a program named foo

           # coredumpctl list foo

       Example 2. Invoke gdb on the last core dump

           # coredumpctl gdb

       Example 3. Show information about a process that dumped core,
       matching by its PID 6654

           # coredumpctl info 6654

       Example 4. Extract the last core dump of /usr/bin/bar to a file named

           # coredumpctl -o bar.coredump dump /usr/bin/bar

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd-coredump(8), coredump.conf(5), systemd-journald.service(8),

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