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
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.