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NAME

       uuid - DCE compatible Universally Unique Identifier library

SYNOPSIS

       #include <uuid/uuid.h>

DESCRIPTION

       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.

CONFORMING TO

       OSF DCE 1.1

AUTHOR

       Theodore Y. Ts'o

AVAILABILITY

       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/.

SEE ALSO

       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)