A slightly less simple obfuscation for a slightly less simple substitution cipher. The next stop in my tour of old forgotten encryption ciphers is this skytale implementation. This either takes a file as a parameter to encrypt in skytale, or provided no input encrypt's it's __DATA__.

#!/usr/bin/perl open DATA,$ARGV[0]if$ARGV[0];$;=$0=~y~a-z~~;map{m'(\d+)(?{$*=chr$,+65; +push@{$*}, $^N;$.{$*}++;$,=$,<$;?++$,:0})'}grep!/^10$/,map ord,split//,join'',<DA +TA>; print join '' , map chr , @ $_ for 'A' .. ( sort keys ( % . ) ) [ -1 ] ; pr +int "\n" ; __DATA__ In cryptography, a scytale (also known as skytale) is a tool used to p +erform a transposition cipher, consisting of a cylinder w/ a strip of paper wou +nd around it on which is written a message across the windings, with the ciphert +ext consisting of the unwound paper. This is one way to implement such a +cipher.

$,=42;for(34,0,-3,9,-11,11,-17,7,-5){$*.=pack'c'=>$,+=$_}for(reverse s +plit//=>$* ){$%++?$ %%2?push@C,$_,$":push@c,$_,$":(push@C,$_,$")&&push@c,$"}$C[$# +C]=$/;($#C >$#c)?($ c=\@C)&&($ C=\@c):($ c=\@c)&&($C=\@C);$%=$|;for(@$c){print$_^ +$$C[$%++]}

In reply to Skytale cipher by chargrill

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