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Linux in a Nutshell

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.

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factor

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.

Options

--help

Display help information.

--version

Display version information.

Example:

user@systemname:~> factor 60 60: 2, 2, 3 5


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