Swiss File Knife
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk strings [-wrapbin=n] filename extract strings from a binary file. resulting text lines are split at column 80 by default, which can be changed by -wrapbin or -wrap. options -allchars extract all printable characters, like accents or non latin characters. default is to extract only latin characters of the lower ASCII code range. see also sfk hexfind search strings in files with hexdump output. dview the text file browser Depeche View can also load binary files and display extracted text contents. For example, dview foo.exe will show strings from a single file, and dview -allbin mydir loads all text and binary files from folder mydir. type "sfk view" for more. web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-strings examples sfk strings test.exe +filter -+VersionInfo
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.