candc(8)candc(8)Namecandc - collect diagnostic data for a running or crashed system
/etc/candc [system_kernel] [core_image]
The name of the system kernel. The default is
The name of the core image. The default is
The utility is a shell script that examines the core_image of the oper‐
ating system to extract diagnostic data. It uses several tools and
commands to extract selected parameters of a running or crashed system.
The output from the utility is written to a file in the crash direc‐
tory. The crash number is the file extension.
Operations with the utility are automatic. The system runs the utility
during system startup. The utility then determines if there was a
crash and whether the most recent core dump has been saved by the com‐
mand. If so, the utility extracts the data it needs. The default
crash directory is
The utility runs automatically only when the file exists in the crash
directory, and is the most recent system crash (as determined by the
You must be superuser to run the utility.
Default core image
Default system kernel
Output from the utility
See Alsoadb(1), dbx(1), savecore(8)candc(8)