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Rabbit MQ is an open source message queue service (

It implements AMQP 0-9-1 (

programming tutorials:


For Ubuntu:


sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server
# check service is installed and running
service rabbitmq-server status
# for python clients
sudo pip install pika


(for other platforms see installation from the website)


rabbit-cat is a light rabbit MQ client in python available in comma.

see rabbit-cat -h for examples

example 1

For receiver run:


rabbit-cat listen localhost --queue="queue1"


For sender in a separate terminal:


echo "hello world!" | rabbit-cat send localhost --queue="queue1" --routing-key="queue1"



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