Originally Posted by earlysame55
This script has been converted to a binary.
If you mean 'as a bash script', that would be an odd thing to do; maybe your colleague had a premonition and tried to protect things...
On the other hand, if you mean 'in a interpreted scripting language', there sometimes an option to compile to an intermediate form that is non-ascii, and that might be what you have got.
You could try looking at what you have got in a hex editor like Ghex and see if anything is apparent about the form of the code. You might find out something about the language there, for example.
In general though, don't underestimate the difficulty of working with it, given just the code (no comments, or anything that helps you to understand what is going on). It might be quite workable on something trivial, but then on something trivial, it could be trivial just to start again...