uuid_parse(3) — Linux manual page


UUID_PARSE(3)                    Libuuid API                   UUID_PARSE(3)

NAME         top

       uuid_parse - convert an input UUID string into binary representation

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <uuid.h>

       int uuid_parse(char *in, uuid_t uu);

       int uuid_parse_range(char *in_start, char *in_end, uuid_t uu);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The uuid_parse function converts the UUID string given by in into the
       binary representation.  The input UUID is a string of the form
       1b4e28ba-2fa1-11d2-883f-b9a761bde3fb (in printf(3) format
       "%08x-%04x-%04x-%04x-%012x", 36 bytes plus the trailing '\0').

       The uuid_parse_range function works like uuid_parse but parses only
       range in string specified by in_start and in_end pointers.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon successfully parsing the input string, 0 is returned, and the
       UUID is stored in the location pointed to by uu, otherwise -1 is

CONFORMING TO         top

       This library parses UUIDs compatible with OSF DCE 1.1, and hash based
       UUIDs V3 and V5 compatible with RFC-4122.

AUTHORS         top

       Theodore Y. Ts'o

SEE ALSO         top

       uuid(3), uuid_clear(3), uuid_compare(3), uuid_copy(3),
       uuid_generate(3), uuid_is_null(3), uuid_time(3), uuid_unparse(3)

AVAILABILITY         top

       libuuid is part of the util-linux package since version 2.15.1 and is
       available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

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util-linux                        May 2009                     UUID_PARSE(3)

Pages that refer to this page: uuid(3)uuid_clear(3)uuid_compare(3)uuid_copy(3)uuid_generate(3)uuid_generate_random(3)uuid_generate_time(3)uuid_generate_time_safe(3)uuid_is_null(3)uuid_time(3)uuid_unparse(3)