Name

uuid_parse — convert an input UUID string into binary representation

Synopsis

#include <uuid.h>
int uuid_parse( char *in,
  uuid_t uu);
 

DESCRIPTION

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').

RETURN VALUE

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

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 https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

SEE ALSO

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


  Copyright 1999 Andreas Dilger (adilgerenel.ucalgary.ca)

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Created  Wed Mar 10 17:42:12 1999, Andreas Dilger