CAESAR(6) BSD Games Manual CAESAR(6)
caesar, rot13 -- decrypt caesar cyphers
The caesar utility attempts to decrypt caesar cyphers using English let-
ter frequency statistics. caesar reads from the standard input and
writes to the standard output.
The optional numerical argument rotation may be used to specify a spe-
cific rotation value.
If this utility is invoked as rot13, it will rotate by 13 characters.
This format is commonly used on USENET and in some of the databases used
by the fortune(6) program to ``disguise'' their content.
The frequency (from most common to least) of English letters is as fol-
Their frequencies as a percentage are as follows:
E(13), T(10.5), A(8.1), O(7.9), N(7.1), R(6.8), I(6.3), S(6.1),
H(5.2), D(3.8), L(3.4), F(2.9), C(2.7), M(2.5), U(2.4), G(2),
P(1.9), Y(1.9), W(1.5), B(1.4), V(.9), K(.4), X(.15), J(.13),
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