batcomp encryption

#2
Subject: [Support-t-450] batcomp encryption


I cannot find anywhere in the doku how to handle an encrypted batcomp'd
BTM-file. What is to do to run it? It always says "unknown command "<some
quirk>"".
1) Are you having trouble invoking batcomp to compress a script
paste your syntax

2) or are you having trouble running the compressed file.
paste your syntax
 
#4
----- Original Message -----
From: "wbiebel"
Sent: Sunday, 14 September 2008 10:44 am
Subject: RE: [Support-t-450] Re: batcomp encryption


| ---Quote (Originally by Rex Clark)---
| 1) Are you having trouble invoking batcomp to compress a script
| paste your syntax
|
| 2) or are you having trouble running the compressed file.
| paste your syntax
| ---End Quote---

But, on the other hand, what is encryption during batcomp good for?
Before batcomp gets to it the file is in plan text
Its main purpose is to keep the code you wrote secret un-editable

[quote
A batcomp'd file is already unreadable.
[/quote]

Read above note
 

rconn

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#5
wbiebel wrote:

>
> Quote:
> Originally Posted by *Rex Clark* View Post <showthread.php?p=2076#post2076>
> 1) Are you having trouble invoking batcomp to compress a script
> paste your syntax
>
> 2) or are you having trouble running the compressed file.
> paste your syntax
>
> Seems I made a mistake, sorry, all works fine now. But, on the other
> hand, what is encryption during batcomp good for? A batcomp'd file is
> already unreadable.
It's only somewhat unreadable -- it uses a very simple compression
algorithm that can be undone in a few minutes. The encryption option
makes it hard for the casual user (though certainly not impossible for
the more experienced ones).

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
#6
It's only somewhat unreadable -- it uses a very simple compression
algorithm that can be undone in a few minutes. The encryption option
makes it hard for the casual user (though certainly not impossible for
the more experienced ones).

An important information, thank you. Is there a max length for the encryption key? And how does the batchfile remember it?