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    I was wondering if is possible to decompile .pl scripts and how.

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    You can read standard .pl files with Notepad or Wordpad. Perl is not a compiled language (though it may be encrypted )

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    If the perl (.pl) is encrypted, then how do I extract the source from that?

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    If you've purchased the perl as source code, you should go to the supplier and ask for readable code - if not it depends on why you want to unencrypt it. In my experience most suppliers are happy to give you readable code if you have a valid reason.

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    I am trying to extract the source code of a perl script that my friend encoded. I am allowed to modify the script anyway I want, but I need the source. Is it possible to extract the encrypted source code?

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    IF your friend encoded it, he should be able to decode it too.
    Ask your friend for the source.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by usefulwebs:
    Perl is not a compiled language (though it may be encrypted )<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Not compiled usually, but can be for specific purposes. http://www.indigostar.com/perl2exe.htm


    As far as this question is concerned - there are some programs that encrypt Perl scripts but I agree with others - ask your friend to give you the not encrypted code and you will be able to edit it in any plain text editor.



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    That looks like an interesting program.

    Thanks for the link - guess I'm going to be busy over the weekend.

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    I was really into that program for awhile... I was going to have my own written too, however I discovered that this functionality is built into perl itself. I forgot how to do it, but it's on the internet somewhere. You just pass perl a few command line options and out pops an executable file. That is all that expensive software really does.

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