Slacko: 'strings' utility

01micko advised me that /usr/bin/strings is missing from Slacko builds. 01micko advised that it is in the 'util-linux' package.

This is a bit weird. The 'strings' utility is not in any util-linux official sources. I looked here:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/
Refer also here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Util-linux

The 'strings' utility is in the official 'binutils' package source, and this is what all distros (except for Slackware) use. Slackware renames it to 'strings-GNU'.

I was tempted to renamed 'strings-GNU' as 'strings', as this is the standard utility that all other distros use.

However, I went with 01micko's suggestion, and modified the template of 'util-linux' to grab /usr/bin/strings if it exists.

Woof commit:
http://bkhome.org/fossil/woof2.cgi/info/969643fd37


Posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:13


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