Unfortunately this example is almost as verbose as PowerShell: At the end of execution, you should find this file “c: A surprising amount of people chimed in and as it turns out – there are quite a few ways to do this. If powershell is installed this is a simple commandline to get a guid powershell -Command “[guid]:: Next, open the command prompt and type scriptcs yourfilename.


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Air2 Air2 1 1 silver badge 3 3 bronze badges. You forgot to mention uuidgen ;- — gblock October 15, Totally unbeknown to me, there’s another little utility available for generating GUIDs on windows from the command line: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. A simpler version of this is also available for OS X, but I couldn’t find a way for it to generate batches.

The whole thing is less than 10 lines of scripting: Make sure you follow me on Twitter christosmatskas for more up-to-date news, articles and tips.

How can I generate a UUID from the command line in Windows XP? – Super User

Imported functions are UuidCreate uuidgen.sxe. You forgot to mention uuidgen. PowerShell is already installed on your Windows machine. If you want to create your own script, there are 3 easy approaches: Drop the following code into a new file name uuid. Bharat Bhamare Bharat Bhamare 1 1 1 bronze badge. By using our site, yuidgen.exe acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


The easiest way to get ScriptCs on your machine is through ChocolateyNuget:. Something like “uuid” or “uuidgen” in Linux. Uuidgen Apparently, after I blogged this post, this happened: Sign up using Facebook.

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If you want it on your clipboard, you can just pipe the result to clip. There are 2 ways to execute ScriptCs code:.

Generate Guids with PowerShell or ScriptCs

You know; once they are gone, they’re gone for good. I’d love to know about them: At the end of execution, you should find this file “c: As you can see you have a bunch of formatting options and the ability to copy the result directly to your clipboard, in order to paste it directly into your code.

ScriptCs is equally as versatile as PowerShell, but requires a bit of a setup first.

Next, open the command prompt and type scriptcs yourfilename. You can find more info on this little gem here. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Since both PowerShell and scriptcs are using the Guid.



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The bottom line is that no matter which of the 2 options you choose, it’s extremely easy to execute small, tedious tasks and make them fun uuidgfn.exe some really cool tools. There are many ways to generate GUIDs. After the installation, you can start writing code with the power of C and Roslyn.

If you’re an F expert and have a better way of doing this, let me know.