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NAMEfactor primes - factor a number, generate primes
SYNOPSIS[number ... ]
primes [start [stop ] ]
DESCRIPTIONThe utility will factor integers between -2147483648 and 2147483647 inclusive. When a number is factored, it is printed, followed by a ``:'' and the list of factors on a single line. Factors are listed in ascending order, and are preceded by a space. If a factor divides a value more than once, it will be printed more than once.
When is invoked with one or more arguments, each argument will be factored.
When is invoked with no arguments, reads numbers, one per line, from standard input, until end of file or error. Leading white-space and empty lines are ignored. Numbers may be preceded by a single - or +. Numbers are terminated by a non-digit character (such as a newline). After a number is read, it is factored. Input lines must not be longer than 255 characters.
The primes utility prints primes in ascending order, one per line, starting at or above start and continuing until, but not including stop The start value must be at least 0 and not greater than stop The stop value must not be greater than 4294967295. The default value of stop is 4294967295.
When the primes utility is invoked with no arguments, start is read from standard input. stop is taken to be 4294967295. The start value may be preceded by a single +. The start value is terminated by a non-digit character (such as a newline). The input line must not be longer than 255 characters.
DIAGNOSTICSOut of range or invalid input results in `ouch' being written to standard error.
BUGScannot handle the ``10 most wanted'' factor list, primes won't get you a world record.