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libuuid - DCE compatible Universally Unique Identifier library
cc file.c -luuid
The libuuid library is used to generate unique identifiers for objects that may be acces-
sible beyond the local system. The Linux implementation was created to uniquely identify
ext2 filesystems created by a machine. This library generates UUIDs compatible with those
created by the Open Software Foundation (OSF) Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)
The UUIDs generated by this library can be reasonably expected to be unique within a sys-
tem, and unique across all systems. They could be used, for instance, to generate unique
HTTP cookies across multiple web servers without communication between the servers, and
without fear of a name clash.
OSF DCE 1.1
libuuid was written by Theodore Y. Ts'o for the ext2 filesystem utilties.
libuuid is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from
libuuid is available under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL),
version 2 (or at your discretion any later version). A copy of the LGPL should be
included with this library in the file COPYING. If not, write to
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
or visit http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#LGPL
uuid_clear(3), uuid_compare(3), uuid_copy(3), uuid_generate(3), uuid_is_null(3),
uuid_parse(3), uuid_time(3), uuid_unparse(3)
E2fsprogs version 1.32 November 2002 LIBUUID(3)
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