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Re: Missing strings.exe in binutils

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
>     x86/binutils/binutils-2.24.51-2
>     x86/binutils/binutils-2.24.51-3
> 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 - in
particular attach the requested cygcheck output.

-- Cliff

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