Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope

A strip may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, when referring to data, strip is the removal of one or more characters from a file or a collection of files. For example, someone could search and replace for a particular word and replace it with nothing to strip a document of that word.

Network cable wires

2. With a cable, stripping describes the removal of the plastic covering using a wire stripper that expose the cables wires. For example, when adding an RJ-45 connector to a Cat 5 cable, you must strip the cable to expose the wires before they can be inserted into the connector.

3. Linux command, see the strip command page for additional information about this command.

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