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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 Python 2 and 3.

The latest version, contact info, sample code, etc. are available on PyPI 
and here:

Installation is as simple as `python install`. Usage, a version 
history, warnings, suggestions, etc. are covered in ReadMe.html.

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.

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