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Old 02-26-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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grep for http link in binary files


Hey,

grep -Rn domainnameofwebsite .

Binary file ./blaaA matches
Binary file ./blaaB matches
Binary file ./blaaC matches
Binary file ./blaaD matches
...

How can I get grep to output the entire link? Is there a way to have it show 20 characters forward from where it finds my search string?

Thanks
 
Old 02-26-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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You might want to try something like
for httpfile in `ls .`
do echo "File is $httpfile and grep shows:"
strings $httpfile |grep domainnameofwebsite
done

The strings command looks for text in a binary and prints it out. (Of course it prints a lot of gobbledygook as well but your grep should restrict it to the information you want.
 
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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