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Date: 2012jul5
OS: Linux

Q.  How can I quickly find all core files on my box?

A.  This is fast:

locate -r '^core\.'
It finds all files that begin with "core." as core files do. If your system is like most the database locate uses is only updated nightly so may be a bit out of date. But this is fine for a script that looks for old core files to delete them.