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uses the previous "chr" function and uses it to create the inverse function "ord" by brute force.
It's slow, It's inelegant, but it works.
I thought I needed ord/chr to do a cartesian cipher in shell script a whie ago, but eventualy I realized I could get fancy with tr and do the same thing...
There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!
the shortest command for character 'a' i know
printf treats first char after single ' as numeric equivalent
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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