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STRINGS 3.13

STRINGS can:

Make text strings in any file readable.  Does this by just
showing characters of pure text and optionally, the space or
tab characters between pure text strings (-w).  Can extract
textual data from databases, executable files, word processor
documents.

Do filter only on binary files that are not 100% pure ASCII (-b).

Set minimum length of filtered strings and only show those that
are greater or equal to this length (-l<d>).

Show length of filtered strings extracted (-d).  Intelligence
Services tools PDGREPPE or FGREPPE can show file position of a
given string.

Show name of file in front of each filtered string extracted (-f).

Example:

Normally PC DOS will output a file to the screen and be UNABLE to
handle non-textual characters.


	type sample.bin


Notice that text output of the binary file SAMPLE.BIN was
visible but flew past on the screen faster than a speed reader
could see it.  Any binary output might wobble up the screen.


	strings -w sample.bin


With STRINGS there is much better presentation of file
SAMPLE.BIN paged and filtered to accurately show strings of
text surrounded by white space (option -w) by STRINGS.

SEE THE OPTION SECTIONS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

Notes:

The MS-DOS ERRORLEVEL variable is affected by this program.

Program Return Value (MS-DOS ERRORLEVEL)

Value

0	Success.  Data had strings of visible ASCII characters.
1	No strings of visible ASCII characters.
2	Program given bad options or data.
3	Program failure.  (Please contact by EMAIL: intlsvs@gmail.com)

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