STRINGS(1) General Commands Manual STRINGS(1)
strings - find printable strings in an object file or binary
strings [ - ] [ -o ] [ -number ] filename ...
strings looks for ASCII strings in a binary file. A string is any
sequence of 4 or more printing characters ending with a NEWLINE or a
strings is useful for identifying random object files and many other
- Look everywhere in the file for strings. If this flag is omit-
ted, strings only looks in the initialized data space of object
-o Precede each string by its offset in the file.
Use number as the minimum string length rather than 4.
strings is not 8-bit clean because it makes too many mistakes when it
is expected to look for strings containing non-ASCII characters.
The algorithm for identifying strings is extremely primitive.
9 September 1987 STRINGS(1)