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strings - extract printable strings
strings [ file ... ]
Strings finds and prints strings containing 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.