making an encryption, decryption key in max

Nov 27, 2010 at 10:55pm

making an encryption, decryption key in max

I write a journal in apple textedit, and I was hoping to create a simple homemade encryption/decryption key for it using max.
It’s not terribly sensitive, I don’t need military grade encryption but I thought it would fun to play with.
Ideally I’d like to make a patch that takes my .rtf file, scrambles it, saves it as an unopenable corrupted file, then imports it, and puts the data back in the right place.

I see that I can use the filein object to read my rtf file as binary data. Is there any way I could re export that binary data and change the file extension to rtf to have a readable rtf file thats identical to my original? If this were possible, I could scramble and unscramble the binary data to do my encryption

I’ve tried putting the binary data into a very long itable then saving from that, but that doesnt seem to work

thanks very much!

Nov 28, 2010 at 1:37am

I think this came from the tutorials originally… can’t remember. Hope this is helpful.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Nov 28, 2010 at 9:21am

thats what exactly what I’d like to end up with, but I’d like for it to preserve all my rich text features like underlines and bolded tex


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