Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
factor [options] n
Calculate and display the prime factors of number n. If n is not specified, numbers are read from stdin, separated by commas, spaces, or tabs. This may take a very long time for numbers that are the product of two primes.
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user@systemname:~> factor 60 60: 2, 2, 3 5