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factor numbers


factor [NUMBER]...

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Print the prime factors of each specified integer NUMBER. If none are specified on the command line, read them from standard input.


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

reporting bugs

Report factor bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report factor translation bugs to <>

see also

The full documentation for factor is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and factor programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'factor invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


Written by Paul Rubin, Torbjorn Granlund, and Niels Moller.

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