|−|Strings is a program that prints out any [[ASCII]] or [[Unicode]] strings in the input file. Forensic examiners can use strings to get a sense of the functionality of an unknown program. User prompts, error messages, and status messages can give hints, but should not be used as proof or lack or any functionality. |+|
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|−|Most [[Linux]] distributions and other UNIX-like operating systems have a strings program included. There is a [[Windows]] version of strings by [[Microsoft|Microsoft's]] [[Mark Russinovich]]. Note that the Windows version prints an output header and searches for both ASCII and Unicode strings by default. |+|
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microsoft. com/ technet/sysinternals/Miscellaneous/Strings.mspx Strings for Windows] |+|
openbsd.org/ cgi- bin/ man.cgi?query=strings Manual page for BSD version of strings] |+|
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