hide sourcecode

Gerrit gerrit at nl.linux.org
Thu Feb 5 19:37:35 CET 2004


Josiah Carlson wrote:
> >Hi, is it possible to protect the python sourcecode?
> >I have a nice little script and i dont want to show everbody the source.
> >
> >Im using python on a windows pc.
> 
> Compile the .py file into bytecode (.pyc).  That .pyc file will only be 
> usable on platforms with the same x.y version of Python as you.
> 
> Remember that .pyc files suffer from the same decompilation 
> vulnerabilities as any other programming language (which is why there 
> exists software cracks).  If someone wants to know what you are doing, 
> they will.

I don't know about Windows, but on Unix you can create a script with
permissions 700 and create a small setuid program executing this script.

Don't know whether Windows has such useful things though, probably not :-P

Gerrit.

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