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Generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)

Terminal - Generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)
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2009-08-14 14:02:37
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Generate a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_Unique_Identifier

http://www.ossp.org/pkg/lib/uuid/

You'll first need to install the uuid package. Available immediately from apt in Ubuntu, Debian, or other myriad Debian variants. You could always compile it from source as well.

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ruby -e 'z = (1..17).map{"%0.2X"%rand(256)}.join.downcase ; uuid = z[1..8] + "-" + z[9..12] + "-" + z[13..16] + "-" + z[17..33]; puts uuid'

Comment by azulinho 130 weeks and 5 days ago

that was wrong, this one should do it:

ruby -e 'z = (1..17).map{"%0.2X"%rand(256)}.join.downcase ; uuid = z[1..8] + "-" + z[9..12] + "-" + z[13..16] + "-" + z[17..20] + "-" + z[21..32]; puts uuid'

Comment by azulinho 130 weeks and 5 days ago

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