System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

Expanded Core File Names

If a global core file directory is enabled, core files can be distinguished from one another by using the variables described in the following table.

Variable Name 

Variable Definition 


Executable file directory name, up to a maximum of MAXPATHLEN characters


Executable file name, up to a maximum of MAXCOMLEN characters


Effective group ID 


Machine name (uname -m)


System node name (uname -n)


Process ID 


Decimal value of time(2) 


Effective user ID 


Name of the zone in which process is executed (zonename)


Literal % 

For example, if the global core file path is set to:


and a sendmail process with PID 12345 terminates abnormally, it produces the following core file: