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Unix™ Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency, and Threads by Steven Robbins, Kay A. Robbins

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Chapter 15. POSIX IPC

The classical UNIX interprocess communication (IPC) mechanisms of shared memory, message queues and semaphore sets are standardized in the POSIX:XSI Extension. These mechanisms, which allow unrelated processes to exchange information in a reasonably efficient way, use a key to identify, create or access the corresponding entity. The entities may persist in the system beyond the lifetime of the process that creates them, but conveniently, POSIX:XSI also provides shell commands to list and remove them.

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