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    hide C code from "strings"

    Hi,

    I have some simple C code that makes some system calls to get the job done. These calls cannot be done in native C, but I would like to do what I can to make them hidden from casual inspection (i.e., running "strings" on the code). Is there any way to do this?

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    If you really need to do this, I suppose you can store an encrypted version of the string and then have the program decrypt it before executing it. I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    These calls cannot be done in native C
    Wrong. I believe that a person with enough talent could do (in fact, did do) these calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Wrong. I believe that a person with enough talent could do (in fact, did do) these calls.
    well, yes, of course. but i didn't want to "borrow" Alan's code, if I didn't have to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabstop View Post
    If you really need to do this, I suppose you can store an encrypted version of the string and then have the program decrypt it before executing it. I suppose.
    that's not a bad idea...only i am trying to do it w/o user intervention and w/o having passwords (i.e., for decryption) on the system.

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