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I am hopeful someone has done this before as I'm stuck... I have a 3TB disk image file and I am trying to find all the different email addresses that I've used over the past 22 years.

I can use hex editor tools to find them but it takes days to look at the data and pick out even a handful of matches.

I use Perl regularly but I normally scan text files and do non binary file actions. That's easy since I can do a line by line search. But binary seems different.

If I want to search for zeropoint@ (no domain because I've used dozens of ISPs over the years and that's why I am trying to figure this out.) inside the entire 3TB file, what's the best way to do that? I can dump the results to a file and then clean it up but the search part has me stuck

Thank you

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