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Old 17-08-2021, 11:14
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Question about FreeArc and password-protecting archives.

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I was reading through the FreeArc documentation that I could find, looking for information regarding using a password to encrypt archives. Has anyone had any experience using this functionality? I'm interested in adding it to my own future archives, but honestly not too sure where to start.
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Old 17-08-2021, 11:20
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For what experience you are looking for?

Using parameters -hp -p

Input password inside unpack script is enough.
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Mind you, if the password is unencrypted in your script, it will be pretty easy to find. Also, if you start FreeArc (or any archiver) via command line - rather than calling a DLL function - then the full command line can be extracted from the process, e.g. with Sysinternals' Process Monitor or FAR Manager's "Process List" plugin. Are you sure you want to get tangled up in this cat and mouse game?
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Mind you, if the password is unencrypted in your script, it will be pretty easy to find. Also, if you start FreeArc (or any archiver) via command line - rather than calling a DLL function - then the full command line can be extracted from the process, e.g. with Sysinternals' Process Monitor or FAR Manager's "Process List" plugin. Are you sure you want to get tangled up in this cat and mouse game?
Honestly I'm just looking to more so watermark the archive rather than protect it, had someone nick a repack of mine and claim it as their own (CRC-perfect with my archives, as well as the .txt file "Made by L33T" being removed post-install)
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