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Re: Bug#559134: ITP: shc -- a generic shell script compiler

On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 05:58 +0100, Dario Minnucci (midget) wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Dario Minnucci (midget)" <debian@midworld.net>
> Hash: SHA256
> * Package name    : shc
>   Version         : 3.8.6
>   Upstream Author : Francisco Javier Rosales García <frosal@fi.upm.es>
> * URL             : http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/~frosal/
> * License         : GPL2
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : a generic shell script compiler
>  shc creates a stripped binary executable version of the
>  script specified with -f on the command line.
>  .
>  shc's main purpose is to protect your shell scripts from
>  modification or inspection. You can use it if you wish to
>  distribute your scripts but don't want them to be easily
>  readable by other people.

You have got to be kidding.  Quite apart from the irony of a GPL'd
obfuscator, this won't really protect sensitive information, and will
only give its immediate users a false sense of security (just as DRM
does to publishers).


Ben Hutchings
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. - Albert Einstein

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