STRINGS(1)                                             STRINGS(1)

     NAME
          strings - extract printable strings

     SYNOPSIS
          strings [ -m min ] [ file ... ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Strings finds and prints strings containing min (default 6)
          or more consecutive printable UTF-encoded characters in a
          (typically) binary file, default standard input.  Printable
          characters are taken to be ASCII characters from blank
          through tilde (hexadecimal 20 through 7E), inclusive, and
          all other characters from value 00A0 to FFFF.  Strings
          reports the decimal offset within the file at which the
          string starts and the text of the string. If the string is
          longer than 70 runes the line is terminated by three dots
          and the printing is resumed on the next line with the offset
          of the continuation line.

     SOURCE
          /sys/src/cmd/strings.c

     SEE ALSO
          nm(1)