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ROT13(1)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      ROT13(1)

NAME
       rot13 - shroud text with	simple rot-13 cypher

SYNOPSIS
       rot13 [input [output]]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents the rot13 text filter.  If no filenames are
       specified, rot13	reads from stdin and writes to stdout.	If  one	 file-
       name is specified, rot13	reads from that	file and writes	to stdout.  If
       two filenames are specified, rot13 reads	from the first file and	writes
       to  the second file. You	may use	rot13 inside the vi editor just	as you
       would other filters, e.g. fmt.

       Rot13 performs Usenet-standard rot-13 encryption.  This is done by tak-
       ing  the	 input	letter	and shifting it	left by	13 characters, so an A
       becomes an N, a B becomes an O, and so forth. Applying rot13  a	second
       time  restores the original text. The encrypted version of the sentence
       `The quick brown	fox jumps over the lazy	dog.' looks like this:

	    Gur	dhvpx oebja sbk	whzcf bire gur ynml qbt.

       Note that rot-13	is obviously not secure	encryption. The	 main  purpose
       of rot13	is to shield sensitive eyes from potentially offensive or dis-
       turbing public messages.	Most news readers provide a command to	decode
       rot13 messages.	For example, the tin news reader uses the command 'd'.

AUTHOR
       The original author is Marc Unangst.  Various ways  of  contacting  him
       are:
	    mju@mudos.ann-arbor.mi.us
	    ...!umich!leebai!mudos!mju
	    Marc Unangst of 1:2200/129.0@fidonet.org

       The  1994  update  was  done by Thomas McWilliams. See Changelog	in the
       source distribution for details.

COPYING
       Distribution permitted under  the  terms	 of  the  GNU  General	Public
       License,	 version  2  (or later versions	at your	preference). Copies of
       this agreement are available from:

	    Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
	    675	Mass Ave,
	    Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Linux				 01 Sept 1994			      ROT13(1)

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