generate an abnormal termination signal
abort first flushes any buffered data for all open stdio
streams, directory streams, and message catalogue descriptors (if possible),
then causes the signal SIGABRT to be sent to the calling process.
The open streams are flushed even if the current disposition for
SIGABRT is ignore
in this case, the disposition is changed to the default for
If SIGABRT is neither caught nor ignored, and the current directory
is writable, a core dump is produced and a message similar to
abort - core dumped is written by the shell [see
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