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Rot13 rotates all 26 letters of the alphabet by 13 positions rolling over to position 1 after position 26. A sample display of how rot13 "encrypts" is shown below:

$ echo A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z | rot13
       N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M

So you see A becomes N and N becomes A. This encryption can be found in many places online, such as Usenet and

"But wait!", you say. "My system, has no 'rot13' program!" Fear not. It is but one line of Perl:

#!/usr/bin/perl -p

(OK, two lines, if you count the shellexec header). rot13 is also found in the BSD games package.