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POSIX IPC primitives (semaphores, shared memory and message queues) for Python

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posix_ipc is a Python module (written in C) that permits creation and manipulation of POSIX inter-process semaphores, shared memory and message queues on platforms supporting the POSIX Realtime Extensions a.k.a. POSIX 1003.1b-1993. This includes nearly all Unices and Windows + Cygwin ≥ 1.7.

posix_ipc is compatible with all supported versions of Python 3.

For complete documentation, see [the usage notes](

## Python 2.7 Support

Version 1.0.5 was the last version of posix_ipc to support both Python 2.7 and Python 3.x. Starting with version 1.1.0, only Python ≥ 3.6 is supported. No changes (neither fixes nor features) will be backported to 1.0.5.

## Installation

posix_ipc is available on PyPI:

pip install posix-ipc

Or you can clone the project and install it using

python install

## License

posix_ipc is free software (free as in speech and free as in beer) released under a 3-clause BSD license. Complete licensing information is available in [the LICENSE file](LICENSE).

## Related

You might also be interested in the similar System V IPC module:

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