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Re: Using Source within Binary Shell Scripts

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Using Source within Binary Shell Scripts
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:37:44 -0400
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On 3/27/19 2:22 PM, Al Payne wrote:
> 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.\

There was a feature request in there. It's just not high priority.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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