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       strings - print the strings of printable characters in files.


       strings [-afov] [-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 files.


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

           Print the name of the file before each string.

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

       -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.

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

           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 removed.

           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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