# factor:tldr:def3b

factor: Display the prime-factorization of a number.

$ factor ${number}

try on your machine

The command "factor ${number}" is used to find the prime factors of a given number. The "${number}" represents a placeholder where you would input the actual number you want to factor.

When you run this command, the operating system will execute a program called "factor" which is specifically designed to factorize integers. The program takes the input number and calculates all its prime factors.

For example, if you run "factor 24", the command will calculate and output the prime factors of 24, which are 2, 2, 2, and 3.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and

**never**run a command you are not sure if it is safe.