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I want to get prime factor of some integer numbers by using command-line.


An Integer number 786 has (prime) factors:
2, 3 and 131

Other example for 1234567890 is :
2, 3 (two times), 5, 3607 and 3803.

How do I get such above result using simple command?

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There is factor command available as follows:

       factor - factor numbers

       factor [NUMBER]...

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


$ factor 786
786: 2 3 131

$ factor 1234567890
1234567890: 2 3 3 5 3607 3803

Visit : man factor.

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