Compiling Bash Scripts with SHC

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SHC is ranked somewhere between a toy and a useful tool. In no way can you count on the binaries created by the compiler to be truly encrypted. For one thing, they work only as long as the external programs required by the script are available. For another, they can read the original sources only with some difficulty.

On the positive side are the ease of use and the ability to prevent scripts from being modified. The alternatives to SHC have their own specific requirements or offer less portability. l

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