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examining the entrails

The process of grovelling through a core dump or hex image in an attempt to discover the bug that brought a program or system down. The reference is to divination from the entrails of a sacrified animal.

Compare runes, incantation, black art, desk check.

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(1994-12-12)

 


Nearby terms: exa- Exabyte exabyte examining the entrails EXAPT Exceed Excel
 

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