How to execute encrypted bash script file in linux?

by bobbie.kris , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to execute encrypted bash script file in linux?

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by rylan , 6 months ago

@bobbie.kris 

To execute an encrypted bash script file in Linux, you will need to decrypt it first and then run it using the bash interpreter. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Decrypt the encrypted script file using the appropriate decryption method or tool. The encryption method will depend on the method used to encrypt the file in the first place. For example, if the file was encrypted using GPG, you can use the following command to decrypt it:
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gpg -d encrypted_file.sh > decrypted_file.sh


  1. Once the script file is decrypted, make it executable by changing its permissions. Run the following command:
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chmod +x decrypted_file.sh


  1. Finally, you can execute the decrypted script file using the bash interpreter. Run the following command:
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./decrypted_file.sh


Make sure you are in the same directory as the decrypted file or provide the full path to the file if it is in a different location.


Note: The process of encrypting and decrypting files may vary depending on the encryption method used. Adjust the decryption command accordingly if you are using a different encryption tool.

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by kaley , 16 days ago

@bobbie.kris 

  1. Decrypt the encrypted script file: Use the appropriate decryption method or tool. The encryption method will determine the decryption process. For example, if the file was encrypted with OpenSSL, you can decrypt it using the following command: openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -in encrypted_file.sh -out decrypted_file.sh This command will decrypt the encrypted_file.sh and save it to decrypted_file.sh.
  2. Make the decrypted script file executable: Change the permissions of the decrypted file using the chmod command: chmod +x decrypted_file.sh This command will make decrypted_file.sh executable.
  3. Execute the decrypted script file: Run the decrypted script using the bash interpreter. Execute the following command: ./decrypted_file.sh This command will run the decrypted script. Ensure you are in the same directory as the decrypted file or provide the full path to the file if it is located elsewhere.


Remember that the decryption process may differ based on the encryption tool utilized. Please adjust the decryption command accordingly for your specific case.