The UUID library is used to generate unique identifiers for objects
that may be accessible beyond the local system. This library generates
UUIDs compatible with those created by the Open Software Foundation
(OSF) Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) utility uuidgen.
The UUIDs generated by this library can be reasonably expected to be
unique within a system, 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
Theodore Y. Ts'o
libuuid is part of the util-linux package since version 2.15.1 and is
available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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)
util-linux May 2009 UUID(3)
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