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is there any way to lock a copy of a compiled script?

Or if a program can only run on a single computer and trying to copy and distribute it show error sript?


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Lock against your kid sister: yes. General lock against copy protection: no. Just looking at how DRM, OGA, WGA and all available proprietary schemes are failing flat on their nose one after the other (even with strong encryption buried deep in the firmware/hardware) should convince you that such a feature is generally impossible. This is independant of the type of software (AutoIt, C, Java, you_name_it) and of the hardware platform (PC, mainframe, embedded device) as long as the hardware is not completely tamper- and tempest-proof (and achieving that is almost impossible).

In short: if your software represents some value to some people, then it will probably be tampered with. The only protective measures you can take is aim at that circumventing the protection(s) you install will be clearly more costly in time/resource/energy than the cost of a legit copy. I'd also add "and the glory gained by eventually fooling you means peanuts to the mass".

This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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