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3.9 State File

This file should not be edited by the user. The reason for understanding the file layout is for debugging in the event of an error. The statefile is generated either in the event of a fatal error, or as a regular backup for long runs. It's purpose is to allow the program to resume running from the point at which it was interrupted. This is done using the --recover option (see -recover).

The statefile is however in a human-readable format, so it can be read in an attempt to determine the cause of the fatal error. Its format is as follows: