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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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Operating System Modules

These modules provide additional operating system services. In some cases, the functionality of a module listed here is already incorporated into the functionality of other modules covered in Chapter 19, “Operating System Services.”

ModuleDescription
cursesCurses library interface
dircacheDirectory cache
mutexMutual exclusion locks
ptyPseudo terminal handling
pipesInterface to shell pipelines
posixfileFile locking
nisInterface to Sun’s NIS
readlineAccess to GNU readline library
rlcompleterCompletion function for GNU readline
schedEvent scheduler
statcacheCaching version of stat() function
syslogInterface to UNIX syslog daemon

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