It sounds a bit cheesy but I can’t find any usable solution on how to encrypt Linux/Unix shell script in order to protect it’s source code when it’s still executable.

There was a post here about how to protect shell scripts, but I found SHC bug. Just run script that is encrypted with shc and execute command ps ax and you’ll see full source code at ps‘s output (newline characters will be replaced with “?” symbol). Because of this fact I can’t use SHC anymore and looking for alternative solution.

It would be very appreciated if you suggest a way how to solve the issue. THANK YOU, mates.

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  1. August 22, 2007  3:01 pm by admin Reply

    Thank you in advance...

  2. August 24, 2007  6:20 am by UnixFan Reply

    Probably wzshSDK is the only one which can do the job.

  3. August 26, 2007  8:55 am by admin Reply

    Thanks, UnixFan! I'll try it and post the results here..

  4. August 27, 2007  11:04 am by admin Reply

    UnixFan, it seems that wzshSDK is no longer maintained and I didn't find a way to get and try it :(
    I've written an e-mail to the author and still wait for his reply. Help is still appreciated ;)

  5. August 27, 2007  11:17 am by admin Reply

    Update regarding wzshSDK: author's e-mail address is unavailable (my e-mail can't be delivered to it). No luck today...

  6. January 25, 2009  10:59 pm by shahbour Reply


    Were you able to find a solution for that and what are you using now

    Thanks in advance

  7. July 1, 2009  2:51 pm by admin Reply

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  8. September 2, 2009  8:21 am by Ste Reply

    I'm looking for anything similar too

  9. September 7, 2009  1:25 pm by Uday Reply

    Did you find any solution for encrypting the shellscripts?

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