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NAME

strings - find and display printable strings in files

SYNOPSIS

strings [ options ] [ file ... ]

DESCRIPTION

strings searches for printable strings in regular files and writes those strings to the standard output. A printable string is any sequence of four (by default) or more printable characters terminated by a newline or NUL character.

OPTIONS

-a, --all

Scan the entire file. Always enabled in this implementation.
-l, --long-strings

Ignore newline characters as string terminators and display strings using C character escape sequences. These strings are suitably escaped for placement inside C "..." and ksh(1) $'...' string literals.
-m, --multi-byte

Scan for multibyte strings.
-n, --length|bytes=number

Set the minimum matched string length to length. For compatibility -number is equivalent to --length=number. The default value is 4.
-t, --radix|format=format

Write each string preceded by its byte offset from the start of the file. The offset radix is determined by:
d
decimal
o
octal
x
hexadecimal
-o, --octal

Equivalent to --radix=o.

SEE ALSO

grep(1), nm(1), what(1)

IMPLEMENTATION

version

strings (AT&T Research) 2000-04-01
author

Glenn Fowler <glenn.s.fowler@gmail.com>
author

David Korn <dgkorn@gmail.com>
copyright

Copyright © 1992-2012 AT&T Intellectual Property
license

http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/epl-v10.html