How to hide from UNIX strings - obfuscate or hide a literal or constant?

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Old 03-10-2014
No. shc is still an older version. The last version I saw.
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Old 03-12-2014
You also have to consider how your code will link together.

If you have:-
x9 | mysql .......

.... and you successfully obscure the password as plain text in the compiled x9, what happens if you just run x9 on the command line? My guess is that you would get the credentials you are trying to obscure.

You may need to get the whole operation inside a script and then obscure it all with shc

Just a thought.

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