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Friday, 21 January 2011

Read Contents of Binary file

Linux Penguin

Using vi or cat command we cant check the contents of binary file but its possible to do so by using ‘strings’ command in linux

$strings <name of binary file>

It will print all the printable strings present in object file.
Generally strings command looks for ASCII strings in executable file and print it.

This trick can be used for core files and other binary error files

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