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$ ulimit
$ sleep 2 && killall -SEGV cat &
[1] 11358
$ cat
Segmentation fault
$ ulimit -c unlimited
$ ulimit
$ sleep 2 && killall -SEGV cat &
[1] 11462
$ cat
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
  1. How to check the current status in bash for -c?
  2. Why it prints unlimited both times, but different limitations apply? What does this unlimited mean?
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  1. ulimit -c or ulimit -a.
  2. ulimit seems to be equivalent to ulimit -f (show limit for max file size), not to ulimit -a as I initially thought.
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