shelve — Persistent Storage of Objects — PyMOTW 3
The shelve module can be used as a simple persistent storage option for Python objects when a relational database is not required. The shelf is accessed by keys, just as with a dictionary. The values are pickled and written to a database created and managed by dbm .
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