Darknightx37

Lock .txt or.ini files

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hay there i try to lock a .txt file so that nobody can read or edit it (I dont want to crypt the text inside).

so that my script can store things in it but nobody can read or edit it is that possible?

sry for my bad english

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

You can prevent editing by using FileOpen Function ;)

Ex:

$sFile = ; Path of file to lock

FileOpen($sFile)

TD :)

P.S Note that it can't prevent reading

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You can prevent editing by using FileOpen Function ;)

Ex:

$sFile = ; Path of file to lock

FileOpen($sFile)

TD :)

P.S Note that it can't prevent reading

thx for the answere but that is not what i was searching for i thought about a .txt that cant get opened so that nobody can read or a new datatype like "config.xyz" that only my script can read

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Sorry DarkNight, But its not possible without encryption

P.S You can make your own format though, Still it will be readable


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Sounds like you want to use FileMove() and change the file extension.

Somebody can still open it if they know to tell the computer to open the file with a program directly.

NTFS Permissions may be a more secure way to actually lock it down.

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NTFS Permissions may be a more secure way to actually lock it down.

 

Right, But attributes are easy to change with admin rights :D


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Sounds like you want to use FileMove() and change the file extension.

Somebody can still open it if they know to tell the computer to open the file with a program directly.

NTFS Permissions may be a more secure way to actually lock it down.

 

Thx for the answere

"NTFS Permissions" what is that ?

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FileWrite("config.xdat", "This is a test")

i tryied this but i can still read it with notpad++  any ideas to avoid this ?

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i can still read it with notpad++  any ideas to avoid this ?

Impossible :(


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Impossible :(

ouh ok thats a pitty but thx for your fast replys 

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Right, But attributes are easy to change with admin rights :D

 

Yeah, but that is the point usually if your an Admin is to have access to everything.  Now if a corporation is setup where users have Admin rights, thats bad on them.

If I had to go the way of encryption I would probably just keep my scripts on a thumbdrive with bitlocker.

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LockFile in my signature will "lock" the file to the process. FileOpen doesn't do that, which was incorrectly suggested above.


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Thanks guinness, I am still learning :)


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