UUID_COMPARE(3)                  Libuuid API                 UUID_COMPARE(3)

NAME         top

       uuid_compare - compare whether two UUIDs are the same

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <uuid.h>

       int uuid_compare(uuid_t uu1, uuid_t uu2)

DESCRIPTION         top

       The uuid_compare function compares the two supplied uuid variables
       uu1 and uu2 to each other.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Returns an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if uu1
       is found,  respectively, to be lexicographically less than, equal, or
       greater than uu2.

AUTHOR         top

       Theodore Y. Ts'o

AVAILABILITY         top

       libuuid is part of the util-linux package since version 2.15.1 and is
       available from

SEE ALSO         top

       uuid(3), uuid_clear(3), uuid_copy(3), uuid_generate(3),
       uuid_is_null(3), uuid_parse(3), uuid_unparse(3)

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util-linux                        May 2009                   UUID_COMPARE(3)

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