binutils "strings" like functionality?

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 16:43:08 CET 2005


I don't know anything about binutils strings, other than that a quick
google reveals that you can search binary files for printable strings
with it.

In python the following code will read a binary file into a single
string :

long_string = open(filename, 'rb').read()

You can then slice long_string, iterate over it... or do whatever you
like with it.

Now you *ought* to be creating a proepr file handle and closing it. You
probably don't want to read the whole file into memory at once, etc....
But implementing these thigns are trivial.

What particular aspect of 'strings' did you want to implement ?

Regards,

Fuzzy
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