generate a uuid

echo "import uuid\nimport sys\nsys.stdout.write(str(uuid.uuid4()))" | python
piped this to pbcopy (OSX only) you got a uuid in the pasteboard
Sample Output

By: tippy
2014-07-23 07:43:01

What Others Think

Doesn't it returns: SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character On my Mac OS and on an Arch linux it does.
vassilis · 339 weeks and 3 days ago
Every time you publish a new blog post, you need to generate a unique ID for it. This is called the UUID or Universal Unique Identifier and there are many online tools that can help with this same day essay review process. In this article, I'll show you how easy it is to create one!
Charleoyd · 7 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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