bin/72355: Can't run "strings" on a (disk) device, even if you
beyssac at enst.fr
Wed Oct 6 15:40:26 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR bin/72355; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Pierre Beyssac <beyssac at enst.fr>
To: David Schultz <das at FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: bin/72355: Can't run "strings" on a (disk) device, even if you want to
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 00:31:18 +0200
On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 05:08:12PM -0400, David Schultz wrote:
> I can't speak for why strings does this or whether it should be
> considered a bug or not, but a way to override it is
> 'cat /dev/da2s1 | strings'.
Thanks! Since I sent the PR I have also found "strings < /dev/da2s1"
which saves a cat; but still...
Pierre Beyssac pb at enst.fr
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