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Using Strings To Safely Get Program Usage Information On Linux And Unix

Jul 01, 2008, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"You could use commands like crash to get the information : This can be a great way to find out the information you need. By typing "crash -h BLARG" you should, theoretically, get a dump of all the help information you need. Unfortunately, not all distro's of Linux and Unix include it by default and not all distros' versions of crash operate the same. Some require you to be proficient in running a debugger against a dump file, afterward. Way too much hassle."

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