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NAME

       uuidgen - create a new UUID value

SYNOPSIS

       uuidgen [options]

DESCRIPTION

       The  uuidgen program creates (and prints) a new universally unique identifier (UUID) using
       the libuuid(3) library.  The new UUID can reasonably be considered unique among all  UUIDs
       created  on  the local system, and among UUIDs created on other systems in the past and in
       the future.

       There are two types of UUIDs which uuidgen can generate: time-based UUIDs and random-based
       UUIDs.   By  default  uuidgen  will  generate a random-based UUID if a high-quality random
       number generator is present.  Otherwise, it will choose a time-based UUID.  It is possible
       to force the generation of one of these two UUID types by using the -r or -t options.

OPTIONS

       -r, --random
              Generate  a  random-based  UUID.   This  method creates a UUID consisting mostly of
              random bits.  It requires that the operating system  have  a  high  quality  random
              number generator, such as /dev/random.

       -t, --time
              Generate  a  time-based UUID.  This method creates a UUID based on the system clock
              plus the system's ethernet hardware address, if present.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

CONFORMING TO

       OSF DCE 1.1

AUTHOR

       uuidgen was written by Andreas Dilger for libuuid.

AVAILABILITY

       The  uuidgen  command  is  part  of  the  util-linux  package  and   is   available   from
       ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

SEE ALSO

       libuuid(3)