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Re: Missing strings.exe in binutils
- From: Cliff Hones <cliff at hones dot org dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:28:38 +0100
- Subject: Re: Missing strings.exe in binutils
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On 02/06/2014 00:01, Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> I have a script within a very complex software package that uses the "strings"
> command. Everything I Googled/read suggests that strings.exe comes from the
> binutils package. The problem is that neither of the available versions of binutils
> seem to actually contain strings.exe. It's not in /usr/bin; find can't turn
> it up under /usr at all.
> There's even this:
> $ cygcheck -p strings.exe
> Found 19 matches for strings.exe
> And if I go to
> this appears:
> 2014-05-29 02:01 709661 usr/bin/strings.exe
> Yet there's no strings.exe. I've even tried binutils packages from a few
> different mirrors.
> If there's no fixed binutils package available, can someone shoot me a
> strings.exe I can just fly into place for the time being?
strings.exe certainly is in the binutils package I have installed. Either you haven't
actually installed binutils or something has gone wrong with the installation. I suggest
you rerun setup.exe and install or reinstall binutils, and if that doesn't help
follow the problem reporting guidelines at http://cygwin.com/problems.html - in
particular attach the requested cygcheck output.
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