I'm running Manjaro KDE and the /var/lib/systemd/coredump/ folder is around 500MB. What is it there for, and is it safe to delete it? sudo systemctl status shows running and no failed units.

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/var/lib/systemd/coredump is where systemd-coredump stores core dumps. You can list them with coredumpctl.

If you don’t plan on investigating your core dumps any further, you can delete the contents of the directory.

  • Oh, okay. I had some coredump entries in systemctl status but I was able to resolve them without looking at the logs.
    – Erik
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 20:22
  • You can't delete those core files. They are owned by root. Commented Jul 15, 2022 at 16:03
  • @Bulletmagnet given the context of the question I think it’s a fair assumption that the user could become root if necessary. Commented Jul 15, 2022 at 16:46
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    deleting is temporary fix. I keep getting huge chromium coredumps when chromium crashes. If you are not doing dev work where you need coredumps then disable them with these instructions. cyberciti.biz/faq/…
    – DKebler
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 16:29
  • @DKebler or you can configure systemd-coredump, see freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/… Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 16:37

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