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Re: Using Source within Binary Shell Scripts


From: Al Payne
Subject: Re: Using Source within Binary Shell Scripts
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:22:17 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.4 (2019-03-13)

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 09:09:37AM -0700, Eduardo Bustamante wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 8:17 AM Jason Hall <address@hidden> wrote:
> (...)
> > The point is, their is a legitimate use for sourcing Binary Shell
> > Scripts (...)
> 
> Is it really a legitimate use? If you're doing it for "security" (by
> obscurity I guess?), it's easy to defeat.

The original message reads like Jason is attempting to defeat the 'security' 
on a self-decrypting script by using source to add the script's variables to
the current shell so their values can be viewed.

Better ways to do this is a question for the help list. It's not a bug.

Al



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