I installed Ubuntu server 16.04.3 LTS but I cannot find the strings command:

$ sudo strings /data/storage
sudo: strings: command not found

$ man strings
No manual entry for strings

How am I supposed to install it?


You need to install binutils:

apt-get install binutils

That should do the job.

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It may be already installed but under the name strings-GNU instead of strings. You'll need to create a link in /usr/bin.

ln -s strings-GNU strings
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