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GCORE(1)                  GNU Development Tools                 GCORE(1)

NAME         top

       gcore - Generate a core file of a running program

SYNOPSIS         top

       gcore [-a] [-o prefix] pid1 [pid2...pidN]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Generate core dumps of one or more running programs with process
       IDs pid1, pid2, etc.  A core file produced by gcore is equivalent
       to one produced by the kernel when the process crashes (and when
       "ulimit -c" was used to set up an appropriate core dump limit).
       However, unlike after a crash, after gcore finishes its job the
       program remains running without any change.

OPTIONS         top

       -a  Dump all memory mappings.  The actual effect of this option
           depends on the Operating System.  On GNU/Linux, it will
           disable "use-coredump-filter" and enable
           "dump-excluded-mappings".

       -o prefix
           The optional argument prefix specifies the prefix to be used
           when composing the file names of the core dumps.  The file
           name is composed as prefix.pid, where pid is the process ID
           of the running program being analyzed by gcore.  If not
           specified, prefix defaults to gcore.

SEE ALSO         top

       The full documentation for GDB is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the "info" and "gdb" programs and GDB's Texinfo documentation
       are properly installed at your site, the command

               info gdb

       should give you access to the complete manual.

       Using GDB: A Guide to the GNU Source-Level Debugger, Richard M.
       Stallman and Roland H. Pesch, July 1991.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright (c) 1988-2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
       Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software
       Foundation; with the Invariant Sections being "Free Software" and
       "Free Software Needs Free Documentation", with the Front-Cover
       Texts being "A GNU Manual," and with the Back-Cover Texts as in
       (a) below.

       (a) The FSF's Back-Cover Text is: "You are free to copy and
       modify this GNU Manual.  Buying copies from GNU Press supports
       the FSF in developing GNU and promoting software freedom."

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gdb-10.2                       2021-04-25                       GCORE(1)