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NAME

       sd_id128_to_string, sd_id128_from_string - Format or parse 128-bit IDs as strings

SYNOPSIS

       #include <systemd/sd-id128.h>

       char *sd_id128_to_string(sd_id128_t id, char s[33]);

       int sd_id128_from_string(const char *s, sd_id128_t *ret);

DESCRIPTION

       sd_id128_to_string() formats a 128-bit ID as a character string. It expects the ID and a
       string array capable of storing 33 characters. The ID will be formatted as 32 lowercase
       hexadecimal digits and be terminated by a NUL byte.

       sd_id128_from_string() implements the reverse operation: it takes a 33 character string
       with 32 hexadecimal digits (either lowercase or uppercase, terminated by NUL) and parses
       them back into a 128-bit ID returned in ret. Alternatively, this call can also parse a
       37-character string with a 128-bit ID formatted as RFC UUID. If ret is passed as NULL the
       function will validate the passed ID string, but not actually return it in parsed form.

       For more information about the "sd_id128_t" type see sd-id128(3). Note that these calls
       operate the same way on all architectures, i.e. the results do not depend on endianness.

       When formatting a 128-bit ID into a string, it is often easier to use a format string for
       printf(3). This is easily done using the SD_ID128_FORMAT_STR and SD_ID128_FORMAT_VAL()
       macros. For more information see sd-id128(3).

RETURN VALUE

       sd_id128_to_string() always succeeds and returns a pointer to the string array passed in.
       sd_id128_from_string returns 0 on success, in which case ret is filled in, or a negative
       errno-style error code.

NOTES

       These APIs are implemented as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with
       the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), sd-id128(3), printf(3)