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I have a jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 on an iPhone 4S. I checked out if there is a binutils package and haven't found it. Is there a repository for it? What would be the next best way to search for strings in binary files (strings command emulation).

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The GNU package "binutils", on darwin, is handled by the package "cctools" (which contains a really old version of gas, but is mostly Apple-specific tooling). We use the package name "odcctools", due to a lineage from OpenDarwin. Regardless, if you use the version of strings from there on a binary that was not linked by the linker in that same package, you will get an error, but can solve that by putting strings in raw mode using "-"; so: "strings - myBinary".

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