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).


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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