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       uuidgen - a universally unique identifier (UUID) generator for XPLC


       uuidgen [ OPTION ] ...
       uuidcdef [ OPTION ] ...


       uuidgen generates a new universally unique identifier (UUID).  This UUID can be assumed to
       be unique to any other UUIDs generated on the local system, as well as  those  created  on
       any other systems, at any time in the past or future.

       By  default,  uuidgen will try to generate a UUID with as much randomness as possible.  It
       tries to pick out a high-quality randomness source.  If it cannot find one, it  will  fall
       back on using a time-based algorithm.


       -c, --cdef
              Print  the  UUID as an initializer for a C structure, compatible with the type used
              by XPLC.

              This is the default mode for uuidcdef.

       -r, --random
              Demand that the random-based algorithm be used to generate  the  UUID.   This  will
              prefer a high-quality randomness source, but may fall back on a low-entropy one.

       -t, --time
              Demand that the time-based algorithm be used to generate the UUID.

       -u, --uuid
              Print the UUID like: "26175a27-c35d-4615-8dfb-1509eab28ef8".  This is the printf(3)
              format: "%08x-%04x-%04x-%04x-%012x".

              This is the default mode for uuidgen.


       Simon Law