Dear Ross,
From: Ross Altman <>
Sent:  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:38:41 -0400
To: General Discussion of SQLite Database <>
Subject: Re: [sqlite] Make a database read-only?
Thanks everyone for the helpful answers. Here's some context:

The database I have is for academic purposes. Research groups will need to
be able to download it in order to do large-scale scans using it as input,
so putting it in a wrapper (in PHP, say) isn't useful. But, I don't want
someone else to take it, add to it, and put it online somewhere else, so
that there are multiple versions floating around the web. I don't mind if
there are multiple COPIES, but I want to make sure that they're all the

To a degree this sounds like the Streisand effect:

Pasting the sha256 is your best bet, but anyone who's going to verify the sha256 can already dump the database as explained by Clemens Ladisch.

Thanks again,

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