shc - Generic shell script compiler ??

Mike Hearn mike at
Tue Mar 8 21:00:17 UTC 2005

On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 10:57:00 -0600, Justin Conover wrote:
> Does anyone see this as being a decent program?  Do you think it
> encrypt's the script well enough or is easily crackable?  

Given that it must pass the script to an external interpreter (unless it
includes a copy of bash) it's trivially crackable and provides no extra
security. If you want to protect valuable shell scripts (????) you'd be
better off with an obfuscator or a generic shell->native code compiler.

thanks -mike

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