Have been doing development work on my mac here lately. This is a task that occasionally produces programs with various errors. Some of which cause core dumps. On the Mac these all end up in /cores/ and I tend to forget about them. Or sometimes it seems like I don’t even realize that a core got dumped. This is gets rather icky after a while when you start wondering where all of your disk space is going. Only to discover that /cores/ is taking up a couple of gigabytes with many core files left there.

So this script looks in that directory, and builds a list of what’s there and returns it as a RSS feed. Which then can be added to NetNewsWire or some such.