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What does fork() mean in Perl? [closed]

I have a block of Perl code. I'm having some trouble understanding the same. if(my $child = fork()) { #Do somthing } else { #Run system command return; } Could anyone please make me ...
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Forking and memory allocation question

I have inherited a Perl script that runs on an EC2 instance which basically crawls a bunch of URL's for data (aka scraping). The way this script is invoked is via a shell script that forks multiple ...