obfuscating shell scripts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting obfuscating shell scripts
# 1  
Old 09-17-2002
obfuscating shell scripts

Does anyone know of any tool(s) to obfuscate [ksh] shell scripts for intellectual property protection purposes?
My searches turned up one such tool for Perl but not for shell scripts. Thanks.
# 2  
Old 09-18-2002
Shell scripts are not the right computer language to use if you need or require intellecture property (IP) protection. For this, you must use a compiled language such as C and distribute binaries.

Intellectual property protection is a cornerstone of the software industry. Under the laws of a democratic and commerce based society, people have rights to produce and freely distribute software or to develop and maintain intellectual property rights, BTW.

My advise is that you must use a compiled language, such as C, if you have IP requirements (and secure your source code).

# 3  
Old 09-18-2002
ksh93 as distributed by AT&T comes with "shcomp", a program that can compile a ksh script. The compiled script can then be read and executed by ksh93. I have just tried it and it works. The compiled script certainly seems obfuscated. Click on the download link on the Korn Shell page if you want to download the ksh93 package.
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Obfuscating sensitive information in EXPORT commands

Hi. Been a while since I posted last time, and I hope you all are doing well. I'm automating a Data Integration process end to end using Shell programming over Linux 2.6x platform, and I'm accessible to Korn and Bash shells with provision to use Perl 5.1 also. What we do as a common practice... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: kumarjt
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

calling 'n' number of shell scripts based on dependency in one shell script.

Hello gurus, I have three korn shell script 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. I would like to call three shell script in one shell script. i m looking for something like this call 3.1; If 3.1 = "complete" then call 3.2; if 3.2 = ''COMPlete" then call 3.3; else exit The... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: shashi369
1 Replies

3. UNIX and Linux Applications

Obfuscating mysql root password

I would like to set the root password for mysql databases installed on various machines connected within a network. These machines receive their mysql installation via a script that pulls the installation files from the server and starts installing. During installation I would also like to set the... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: figaro
0 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Shell Scripts

deleted (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: zxc
1 Replies

5. HP-UX

Shell Scripts

I have a text file . Format of text file. djss:xd:78:isdev:"test server" this type of row. (approx 30). I want to display like that 1. djjs@msxd testserver 2. xjfd@msxd devserver 3. 4 select any one from above choice : 1... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: rastogideepak
5 Replies

6. AIX

Shell Scripts

I would like to seek some expertise of all our AIX experts on board. 1) I would like know how to get a return exit code of a command. I found that there are exist code for each and every command run in AIX but I just can't get the return code from my scripts. A=`cp /home/abc/abc.txt... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: kwliew999
7 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help With Shell Scripts

if I run the below mentioned code, i am getting error. I dunno why. plz help me out this code runs a sql query and sends the result by email #!/bin/ksh # # Purpose: - Report Workflows that have Persistence turned ON echo "Workflow Persistence Report Started: `date '+%Y%m%d_%H%M%S'`" >>... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: ragha81
6 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Need Help With Shell scripts

Hello, I'm very very fresh with unix, and I would like to get familiar with it. I want to know what is Shell scripting and how other programming languages connects with it. And is there any way to learn the shell scripting, with some book and some simulator to practice on. Thanks ahead. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: holler1
2 Replies

9. AIX

Difference between writing Unix Shell script and AIX Shell Scripts

Hi, Please give me the detailed Differences between writing Unix Shell script and AIX Shell Scripts. Thanks in advance..... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: haroonec
0 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

shell scripts help

Hi, I am not experienced in shell scripts, I hope someone can give some hint for the following problem I have html file like this <html> <body> Some stuff More stuff <pre> A B </pre> Still more stuff And more <pre> C D </pre> Additional stuff </body> (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ccp
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question