strings failing

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Sep 2 19:52:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Gerry Reno wrote:

> Has anyone seen behavior like this:
>   On Cygwin 1.3.18 I am seeing strange failures with trying to use
> strings.  Strings does not seem able to see some files yet 'ls' shows
> them, 'od -cx' shows them.  Also gcc has similar problem in that it is
> reporting: no such file or directory on some compiles.
> $strings /lib/libc.a
> d:\mingw\bin\strings.exe: /lib/libc.a: No such file or directory
> (This happens for any file in /lib)
> Any ideas what may be causing strings to fail?
> thx,
> Gerry Reno

You mean, aside from the fact that you aren't using Cygwin's "strings"?
MinGW programs aren't aware of Cygwin mounts.  I suspect you're using
MinGW gcc as well.
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