[C language] Can you write a string encode function based on this simple decode function?

jochemstoel profile image Jochem Stoel ・1 min read

Hi. From the documentation of CCProxy, I got this function that decodes a user password. (string with numbers to string with characters)
I need the exact opposite as well, the code needed to encode the password. (to a 'number string').

To someone who knows a little C, this should be fairly trivial. If you can reproduce this function in JavaScript that would be even more terrific. That way I don't have to use a command line application child process to do this simple encoding/decoding.

Can you help me? Thanks!

#include "stdafx.h"

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

#define _MAX_BUF_LEN 2014

static char* PasswordDecode(char * szPassword)
    char szEncode[1024];
    char strDecodePass[_MAX_BUF_LEN + 1] = { "" }, strPass[_MAX_BUF_LEN + 1] = { "" };

    strcpy(strDecodePass, szPassword);

    for (unsigned int i = 0; i < strlen(strDecodePass) / 3; i++)
        char szCode[_MAX_BUF_LEN + 1];
        strcpy(szCode, strDecodePass + i * 3);
        szCode[3] = 0;
        int nCode = atoi(szCode);
        nCode = 999 - nCode;
        sprintf(szEncode, "%c", nCode);
        strcat(strPass, szEncode);

    strcpy(szPassword, strPass);
    return szPassword;
int main(int argc, char **argv)

    return 0;

To test if your Encode function is correct, the following plain text passwords and their encoded equivalent.




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What's holding you back from translating the function yourself?

My honest advice is to give it a go, try and see if can google just enough C to understand the code and translate it, line by line. Once you have done that there may still be a bug. If you can post that code it will be much easier to help you get to the finish. Finding a bug is fun, like a little puzzle. Also a much smaller effort than translating the whole thing.


Are the only allowed characters letters and digits? Case?


I am not sure. I think most utf8 characters are allowed. Some would have to check the CCProxy documentation to be sure. Can't you tell by the code in my post?

In my case, if a-zA-Z0-9 works then that is all I need.