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.
posix_ipc is available on PyPI:
pip install posix-ipc
Or you can clone the project and install it using
python setup.py install
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: https://github.com/osvenskan/sysv_ipc