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Re: Include data in compiled perl .exe

by dree (Monsignor)
on Mar 15, 2003 at 02:47 UTC ( #243237=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Include data in compiled perl .exe

First of all you need to encode the exe:
use strict; use warnings; use MIME::Base64 qw(encode_base64); my $buf; open(FILE, "$ARGV[0]") or die "$!"; binmode FILE; while (read(FILE, $buf, 60*57)) { print encode_base64($buf); } close FILE;
so you can use it (encode.pl) in this way:
c:\>perl encode.pl myexe.exe > mybase64.txt
Now, you need the script (second_exe.pl) that encapsulates and extracts this exe:
use strict; use warnings; use Win32::API; use MIME::Base64 qw(decode_base64); my $exe_name="myexe.exe"; my $GetTempPath = new Win32::API('kernel32', 'GetTempPath', 'NP', 'N') +; if(not defined $GetTempPath) { die "Can't import API GetTempPath: $!\n"; } my $lpBuffer = " " x 80; my $return = $GetTempPath->Call(80, $lpBuffer); my $TempPath = substr($lpBuffer, 0, $return); my $exe_full_path=$TempPath."\\".$exe_name; print $exe_full_path.$/; open (FILE , ">$exe_full_path") or die "$!"; binmode FILE; print FILE decode_base64($_) while (<DATA>); close FILE; system("$exe_full_path"); unlink $exe_full_path; __END__ TVqQAAMAAAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAA etc. (the content of mybase64.txt)
this works for me on Windows XP and perl2exe 7:
c:\>perl2exe second_exe.pl
that produces an exe. If you run it you run the first exe incapsulated in.
If you add a line like this:
system("$exe_full_path -$ARGV[0]");
you can run the first encapsulated exe with additional parmeteres passed by command line (of the first second exe).

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Re: Re: Include data in compiled perl .exe
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 07, 2003 at 18:43 UTC
    eh, think I forgot something: Thanks jand and special Thanks! dree for your code (it works).. Regards.

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