PRIMES(6) BSD Games Manual PRIMES(6)
primes -- generate primes
primes [start [stop]]
The primes utility prints primes in ascending order, one per line, start-
ing 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 4294967295. The default value of stop is
When the primes utility is invoked with no arguments, start is read from
standard input. stop is taken to be 4294967295. The start value may be
preceded by a single '+'. The start value is terminated by a non-digit
character (such as a newline). The input line must not be longer than
Out of range or invalid input results in an appropriate error message
being written to standard error.
primes won't get you a world record.
BSD February 8, 2004 BSD