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STRINGS(1)									       STRINGS(1)

       strings - find the printable strings in a object, or other binary, file

       strings [ - ] [ -a ] [ -o ] [ -number ] [file ...]

       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).

	      The  decimal number is used as the minimum string length rather than the default of


       The algorithm for identifying strings is extremely primitive.

Apple Computer, Inc.			 October 23, 1997			       STRINGS(1)
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