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The
**factor**
utility will factor positive integers.
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
**factor**
is invoked with one or more arguments, each argument will be factored.

When
**factor**
is invoked with no arguments,
**factor**
reads numbers, one per line, from standard input until end of file or 0
is entered or an error occurs.
Leading white-space and empty lines are ignored.

Numbers may be preceded by a single
‘`+`’.
Numbers can be either decimal or hexadecimal strings where the longest
leading substring is used.
Numbers are terminated by a non-digit character (such as a newline).
If the string contains only decimal digits, it is treated as a
decimal representation for a number.
A hexadecimal string can contain an optional
* 0x*
or
* 0X*
prefix.
After a number is read, it is factored.

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 the maximum.
The default and maximum value of
*stop*
is 18446744073709551615.

When the
**primes**
utility is invoked with no arguments,
*start*
is read from standard input and
*stop*
is taken to be the maximum.
The
*start*
value may be preceded by a single
‘`+`’.
The
*start*
value is terminated by a non-digit character (such as a newline).

negative numbers aren't permitted
illegal numeric format start value must be less than stop value Result too large | |

FACTOR (6) | January 12, 2020 |

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