In Ghidra, there is Defined Strings window, that lists all the strings in the binary and their location.

I want to access the strings from Ghidra Python, and to get all the x-refs to those strings.

Any ideas on how is it possible to access this string info from Ghidra Python?

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This is one method to do it.

from ghidra.program.util import DefinedDataIterator
from ghidra.app.util import XReferenceUtil

for string in DefinedDataIterator.definedStrings(currentProgram):
  for ref in XReferenceUtil.getXRefList(string):
    print(string, ref)

There are alternative definedStrings iterators and other ways to use XReferenceUtil in the docs.

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