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# libuv

libuv is a platform layer for [node.js][]. Its purpose is to abstract IOCP
on Windows and epoll/kqueue/event ports/etc. on Unix systems. We intend to
eventually contain all platform differences in this library.
libuv is a multi-platform support library with a focus on asynchronous I/O. It
was primarily developed for use by [Node.js](http://node.js.org), but it's also
used by Mozilla's [Rust language](http://www.rust-lang.org/),
[Julia](http://julialang.org/), [pyuv](https://crate.io/packages/pyuv/)
and others.

## Features
## Feature highlights

* Non-blocking TCP sockets
* Full-featured event loop backed by epoll, kqueue, IOCP, event ports.

* Non-blocking named pipes
* Asynchronous TCP and UDP sockets

* UDP
* Asynchronous DNS resolution

* Timers
* Asynchronous file and file system operations

* Child process spawning
* File system events

* Asynchronous DNS via `uv_getaddrinfo`.
* ANSI escape code controlled TTY

* Asynchronous file system APIs `uv_fs_*`
* IPC with socket sharing, using Unix domain sockets or named pipes (Windows)

* High resolution time `uv_hrtime`
* Child processes

* Current executable path look up `uv_exepath`
* Thread pool

* Thread pool scheduling `uv_queue_work`
* Signal handling

* ANSI escape code controlled TTY `uv_tty_t`
* High resolution clock

* File system events using inotify, kqueue, event ports,
FSEvents and `ReadDirectoryChangesW`
* Threading and synchronization primitives

* IPC and socket sharing between processes `uv_write2`

## Community

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