NAME
primes — generate primes
SYNOPSIS
primes [d] [start [stop]]
DESCRIPTION
The primes utility prints primes in ascending order, one per line,
starting 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 the maximum possible value of unsigned
integer types on your system (4294967295 for 32bit systems and
18446744073709551615 for 64bit systems). The default value of stop is
4294967295 on 32bit and 18446744073709551615 on 64bit.
When the primes utility is invoked with no arguments, start is read from
standard input. stop is taken to be 4294967295 on 32bit and
18446744073709551615 on 64bit. The start value may be preceded by a
single ‘+’. The start value is terminated by a nondigit 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
current and the previous prime.
DIAGNOSTICS
Out of range or invalid input results in an appropriate error message
being written to standard error.
BUGS
primes won't get you a world record.
