# UUID aliases

The uuid.aliases.zsh file creates helpful shortcut aliases for generating UUIDs (opens new window).

The UUID aliases create helpful shortcut aliases for the uuidgen command. The uuidgen command generates a Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID), a 128-bit value guaranteed to be unique over both space and time.


UUID (opens new window) is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems.

Alias Command Description
uuid uuidgen \| tr -d '\n' \| tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' \| pbcopy && pbpaste && echo Generate a UUID and copy it to the clipboard.