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The posix module

(Implementation, Unix/POSIX only). This module is an implementation module used by the os module on Unix and other POSIX systems. While everything in here can be (and should be) accessed via the os module, you may wish to explicitly refer to this module in situations where you want to make it clear that you expect POSIX behavior.

Example: Using the posix module
# File: posix-example-1.py

import posix

for file in posix.listdir("."):
    print file, posix.stat(file)[6]

aifc-example-1.py 314
anydbm-example-1.py 259
array-example-1.py 48