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Remove dashes in UUID

Terminal - Remove dashes in UUID
UUID="63b726a0-4c59-45e4-af65-bced5d268456"; echo ${UUID//-/}
2011-11-22 22:49:30
User: flatcap
Functions: echo
0
Remove dashes in UUID

Remove the dashes from a UUID using bash search and replace.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
python -c "from uuid import UUID; print UUID('63b726a0-4c59-45e4-af65-bced5d268456').hex;"
2011-11-20 10:35:44
User: mackaz
Functions: python
-2

Remove dashes, also validates if it's a valid UUID (in contrast to simple string-replacement)

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What others think

I'D say 's/slash/dash/g' ( '-' is dash. '/' is a slash)

Comment by snaewe 196 weeks and 1 day ago

Thanks, I'm aware :-)

[post edited]

The site copied the original mistake when I submitted my command.

Comment by flatcap 196 weeks and 1 day ago

The Python variant is more safe since it also validates the UUID (throwing errors if its not a valid UUID)

Comment by mackaz 195 weeks ago

upvoted. I never knew bash could do that without a pipe through sed. This is documented where?

Comment by unixmonkey365 193 weeks and 6 days ago

The bash manual page ;-)

man bash

Look for section called "Parameter Expansion". The above example is doing a simple search and replace *inside* a shell variable. ${parameter/pattern/string}

Comment by flatcap 193 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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