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primes -- generate primes
primes [-dh] [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 3825123056546413050. The default value of stop
When the primes utility is invoked with no arguments, start is read from
standard input and stop is taken to be 3825123056546413050. 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 255 characters.
When given the -d argument, primes prints the difference between the cur-
rent and the previous prime.
When given the -h argument, primes prints the prime numbers in hexadeci-
Out of range or invalid input results in an appropriate error message to
Originally by Landon Curt Noll, extended to some 64-bit primes by Colin
This primes program won't get you a world record.
NetBSD 9.99 February 2, 2018 NetBSD 9.99