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[Bug binutils/28632] 'strings --help' talks about zero-terminated string

From: nickc at redhat dot com
Subject: [Bug binutils/28632] 'strings --help' talks about zero-terminated strings
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:55:48 +0000


Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> ---
Hi Georg,

  Thanks for raising this issue.

  I have checked in a patch which changes the --help output to read:

  -n <number>               Locate & print any sequence of at least <number>
    --bytes=<number>         displayable characters.  (The default is 4).

  And I have updated the description in binutils.texi so that it goes
  into a bit more detail:

    Print sequences of displayable characters that are at least
    <min-len> characters long.  If not specified a default minimum
    length of 4 is used.  The distinction between displayable and
    non-displayable characters depends upon the setting of the 
    -e and -U options.  Sequences are always terminated at control 
    characters such as new-line and carriage-return, but not
    the tab character.


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