GUID Generators for non-Windows systems?
jp at NOSPAMdemonseed.net
Sun Nov 5 00:33:18 CET 2000
Mike Fletcher <mfletch at tpresence.com> wrote:
> The E2FSProgs solution looks like the "right" way to go. Does every
> Linux/Unix system have it (or is it really easy for people to install)? If
> so, doing an os.system under a sys.platform check sounds fine (I'm not going
> to try and wrap it as a python module on a platform to which I have no
> access :o) ).
e2fsprogs is only installed standard on linux systems I believe. And it's
future is uncertain as it is a package of tools for a
Why you don't just use timestamp + MAC address as in windows? MAC address'
are pretty easy to get in a cross-unix manner using the ifconfig program.
I'm not sure what windows does when there is no ethernet card, but falling
back on a high-precision timestamp or random generated guid would only be
a couple of lines of python. Thats all e2fsprogs uuidgen does anyways.
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