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- Subject: Re: Protect a lua script which has been compiled
- From: Charles Heywood <vandor2012@...>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:18:05 +0000
If anyone has either root or physical access to the computer, this is hardly a defence.
2017-01-19 11:10 GMT+02:00 Charles Heywood <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> If you still want to continue with doing this, chances are the best bet is
> to obfuscate the source before compilation and distribution. That would make
> it harder to understand - but not impossible.
On a Un*x system, you can simply mark the executable execute-only.
chmod go-rw+x myprog.lua
I.e. only the root user can change, copy or reverse-engineer it,
but anyone can run it. You don't even need to compile the Lua
script, a shebang turns any Lua source file into an executable.