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Generating & Validating UUIDs

UUIDs (universally unique identifier) can be used to uniquely identify some object or data.

A random UUID can be generated using the builtin Web Cryptography API. This type of UUID is also known as UUID v4.
const myUUID = crypto.randomUUID();
console.log("Random UUID:", myUUID);
The standard library contains some more functions for working with UUIDs.
import * as uuid from "";
You can validate that a given string is a valid UUID.
console.log(uuid.validate("not a UUID")); // false
console.log(uuid.validate("6ec0bd7f-11c0-43da-975e-2a8ad9ebae0b")); // true
You can also generate a time-based (v1) UUID. By default this uses system time as the time source.
SHA-1 namespaced (v5) UUIDs can also be generated. For this you need to specify a namespace and data:
const NAMESPACE_URL = "6ba7b810-9dad-11d1-80b4-00c04fd430c8";
const data = new TextEncoder().encode("");
console.log(await uuid.v5.generate(NAMESPACE_URL, data));

Run this example locally using the Deno CLI:

deno run