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Re: PerlApp decompile?

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Jul 21, 2001 at 02:03 UTC ( #98568=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PerlApp decompile?

Can't you just look in the temp directory where PerlApp extracted everything, while the script is running? That is, you should not need to peek into the exe itself (it stores everything as Win32 resources, and the source that does it is so you can read it for yourself)?

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Re: Re: PerlApp decompile?
by chinman (Monk) on Jul 21, 2001 at 08:57 UTC
    Yep, I thought about that, and I located the temp directory where that stuff (assorted DLL's, Bill Gate's phone #, etc) get sent. But, the only time you see perl source there is if you use the -bind option and you have not specified the -clean option. On Win2K it appears that things get sent to: "C:\Documents and Settings\MyLoginName\Local Settings\Temp"


    #!/usr/bin/perl -w $camel = $hump do { theHumpty($camel); }
      What I mean is while it's still running, before it has a chance to clean up. I suppose it uses the system's normal temp directory.
        Wow how did you decode his files. I have done the same no no, i have lost the source code to a program i made an executable with using perlapp. My only hope to retrieve this code is to take it out of the exe. Using VS.Net i can see the script as a resource, but i can only extract it in binary format. How would i decode that binary so i can retrieve the original script? Thanks in advance Robert

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