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STRINGS(1)						      General Commands Manual							STRINGS(1)

strings - print all the strings in a binary file SYNOPSIS
strings [-] [-o] [-n] file ... OPTIONS
- search whole file, not just data seg -o Print octal offset of each string -n n is minimum length string (default = 4) EXAMPLES
strings -5 a.out # Print the strings > 4 chars in a.out strings - /bin/sh # Search entire shell file (text and data) DESCRIPTION
Strings looks for sequences of ASCII characters followed by a zero byte. These are usually strings. This program is typically used to help identify unknown binary programs STRINGS(1)

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STRINGS(1)						      General Commands Manual							STRINGS(1)

strings - find the printable strings in a object, or other binary, file SYNOPSIS
strings [ - ] [ -a ] [ -o ] [ -number ] [file ...] DESCRIPTION
Strings looks for ASCII strings in a binary file or standard input. Strings is useful for identifying random object files and many other things. A string is any sequence of 4 (the default) or more printing characters ending with a newline or a null. Unless the - flag is given, strings looks in all sections of the object files except the (__TEXT,__text) section. If no files are specified standard input is read. The options to strings(1) are: -a This option causes strings to look for strings in all sections of the object file (including the (__TEXT,__text) section. - This option causes strings to look for strings in all bytes of the files (the default for non-object files). -o Preceded each string by its offset in the file (in decimal). -number The decimal number is used as the minimum string length rather than the default of 4. SEE ALSO
od(1) BUGS
The algorithm for identifying strings is extremely primitive. Apple Computer, Inc. October 23, 1997 STRINGS(1)
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