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UNIX Manual | Commands
							STRINGS(1)		     GNU Development Tools		    STRINGS(1)

       strings - print the strings of printable characters in files.

       strings [-afovV] [-min-len]
	       [-n min-len] [--bytes=min-len]
	       [-t radix] [--radix=radix]
	       [-e encoding] [--encoding=encoding]
	       [-] [--all] [--print-file-name]
	       [-T bfdname] [--target=bfdname]
	       [--help] [--version] file...

       For each file given, GNU strings prints the printable character
       sequences that are at least 4 characters long (or the number given with
       the options below) and are followed by an unprintable character.	 By
       default, it only prints the strings from the initialized and loaded
       sections of object files; for other types of files, it prints the
       strings from the whole file.

       strings is mainly useful for determining the contents of non-text

       -   Do not scan only the initialized and loaded sections of object
	   files; scan the whole files.

	   Print the name of the file before each string.

	   Print a summary of the program usage on the standard output and

       -n min-len
	   Print sequences of characters that are at least min-len characters
	   long, instead of the default 4.

       -o  Like -t o.  Some other versions of strings have -o act like -t d
	   instead.  Since we can not be compatible with both ways, we simply
	   chose one.

       -t radix
	   Print the offset within the file before each string.	 The single
	   character argument specifies the radix of the offset---o for octal,
	   x for hexadecimal, or d for decimal.

       -e encoding
	   Select the character encoding of the strings that are to be found.
	   Possible values for encoding are: s = single-7-bit-byte characters
	   (ASCII, ISO 8859, etc., default), S = single-8-bit-byte characters,
	   b = 16-bit bigendian, l = 16-bit littleendian, B = 32-bit
	   bigendian, L = 32-bit littleendian.	Useful for finding wide
	   character strings. (l and b apply to, for example, Unicode
	   UTF-16/UCS-2 encodings).

       -T bfdname
	   Specify an object code format other than your system's default

	   Print the program version number on the standard output and exit.

	   Read command-line options from file.	 The options read are inserted
	   in place of the original @file option.  If file does not exist, or
	   cannot be read, then the option will be treated literally, and not

	   Options in file are separated by whitespace.	 A whitespace
	   character may be included in an option by surrounding the entire
	   option in either single or double quotes.  Any character (including
	   a backslash) may be included by prefixing the character to be
	   included with a backslash.  The file may itself contain additional
	   @file options; any such options will be processed recursively.

       ar(1), nm(1), objdump(1), ranlib(1), readelf(1) and the Info entries
       for binutils.

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binutils-		  2016-05-10			    STRINGS(1)							
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