Here is a technique to keep you from creating large files (which can
happen by accident, such as runaway programs).
To set a maximum file size, use the C shell command (usually in your
With this command, UNIX will refuse to allocate more disk space to any file that grows larger than 2 MB.
Similarly, on Berkeley systems, you can use limit and ulimit to restrict the size of. Core dumps are generally large files and are often generated for innocuous reasons, such as invoking commands incorrectly. To set a maximum size for core dumps, execute one of these commands:
To eliminate core dumps entirely, use
- from O'Reilly & Associates' System Performance Tuning , Chapter 5