# factor(1) [minix man page]

```FACTOR(1)						      General Commands Manual							 FACTOR(1)

NAME
factor - factor an integer less than 2**31

SYNOPSIS
factor number

EXAMPLES
factor 450180	   # Print the prime factors of 450180

DESCRIPTION
Factor prints the prime factors of its argument in increasing order.  Each factor is printed as many times as it appears in the number.

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```factor(1)							   User Commands							 factor(1)

NAME
factor - obtain the prime factors of a number

SYNOPSIS
factor [integer]

DESCRIPTION
factor  writes  to standard input all prime factors for any positive integer less than or equal to 10^14. The prime factors are written the
proper number of times.

If factor is used without an argument, it waits for an integer to be entered. After entry of the integer, it factors it, writes	its  prime
factors the proper number of times, and then waits for another integer. factor exits if a 0 or any non-numeric character is entered.

If factor is invoked with an argument (integer), it writes the integer, factors it and writes all the prime factors as described above, and
then exits. If the argument is 0 or non-numeric, factor writes a 0 and then exits.

The maximum time to factor an integer is proportional to sqrt(n), where n is the integer which is entered. factor will take this time  when
n is prime or the square of a prime.

OPERANDS
integer	  Any positive integer less than or equal to 10^14.

EXIT STATUS
0    Successful completion.

1    An error occurred.

DIAGNOSTICS
factor prints the error message Ouch! for input out of range or for garbage input.

ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11							    31 Jan 1996 							 factor(1)```
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