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batcomp encryption

Discussion in 'Support' started by wbiebel, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. wbiebel

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    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>"".
    Greetings WB
     
  2. Rex Clark

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    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
     
  3. wbiebel

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    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.
     
  4. Rex Clark

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    ----- 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
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    | 2) or are you having trouble running the compressed file.
    | paste your syntax
    | ---End Quote---

    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
     
  5. rconn

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    wbiebel wrote:

    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. wbiebel

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    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?
     
  7. rconn

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    wbiebel wrote:


    The max key length is 11 characters. We purposely don't document how
    the key is saved & recovered.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     

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