Man page for apt-get uuid Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man uuid in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
UUID(1) Universally Unique Identifier UUID(1)
uuid Universally Unique Identifier Command Line Tool
OSSP uuid 1.6.2 (04 Jul 2008)
uuid [ v version] [ m] [ n count] [ 1] [ F format] [ o filename]
uuid d [ r] [ o filename] uuid
OSSP uuid is a ISO C:1999 application programming interface (API) and
corresponding command line interface (CLI) for the generation of DCE
1.1, ISO/IEC 11578:1996 and IETF RFC 4122 compliant Universally Unique
Identifier (UUID). It supports DCE 1.1 variant UUIDs of version 1 (time
and node based), version 3 (name based, MD5), version 4 (random number
based) and version 5 (name based, SHA 1). Additional API bindings are
provided for the languages ISO C++:1998, Perl:5 and PHP:4/5. Optional
backward compatibility exists for the ISO C DCE 1.1 and Perl Data::UUID
UUIDs are 128 bit numbers which are intended to have a high likelihood
of uniqueness over space and time and are computationally difficult to
guess. They are globally unique identifiers which can be locally
generated without contacting a global registration authority. UUIDs are
intended as unique identifiers for both mass tagging objects with an
extremely short lifetime and to reliably identifying very persistent
objects across a network.
This is the command line interface (CLI) of OSSP uuid. For a detailed
description of UUIDs see the documentation of the application
programming interface (API) in uuid(3).
Sets the version of the generated DCE 1.1 variant UUID. Supported
are version "1", "3", "4" and "5". The default is "1".
For version 3 and version 5 UUIDs the additional command line
arguments namespace and name have to be given. The namespace is
either a UUID in string representation or an identifier for
internally pre defined namespace UUIDs (currently known are
"ns:DNS", "ns:URL", "ns:OID", and "ns:X500"). The name is a string
of arbitrary length.
m Forces the use of a random multi cast MAC address when generating
version 1 UUIDs. By default the real physical MAC address of the
system is used.
Generate count UUIDs instead of just a single one (the default).
1 If option n is used with a count greater than 1, then this option
can enforce the reset the UUID context for each generated UUID.
This makes no difference for version 3, 4 and 5 UUIDs. But version 1
UUIDs are based on the previously generated UUID which is remembered
in the UUID context of the API. Option 1 deletes the remembered
UUID on each iteration.
Representation format for importing or exporting an UUID. The
following (case insensitive) format identifiers are currently
BIN (binary representation)
This is the raw 128 bit network byte order binary representation
of a UUID. Example is the octet stream 0xF8 0x1D 0x4F 0xAE 0x7D
0xEC 0x11 0xD0 0xA7 0x65 0x00 0xA0 0xC9 0x1E 0x6B 0xF6.
STR (string representation)
This is the 36 character hexadecimal ASCII string representation
of a UUID. Example is the string
"f81d4fae 7dec 11d0 a765 00a0c91e6bf6".
SIV (single integer value representation)
This is the maximum 39 character long single integer value
representation of a UUID. Example is the string
Write output to filename instead of to stdout.
d Decode a given UUID (given as a command line argument or if the
command line argument is " " the UUID is read from stdin) and dump
textual information about the UUID.