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strings

strings Finds the printable strings in an object or binary file.
strings [-] [-a] [-o] [-<number>] [<file> ...]

strings looks for ASCII strings in binary files or standard input. strings is useful for identifying random object files and many other things. A string is any sequence of four (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.
- Looks for strings in all bytes of the files (the default for non-object files).
-a Looks for strings in all sections of the object file (including the (_TEXT, _text) section).
-o Writes each string preceded by its byte offset from the start of the file.
-<number> The decimal <number> is used as the minimum string length rather than the default of 4.



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