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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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29.26 Z

zero width
A subpattern assertion matching the null string between characters.
zombie
A process that has died (exited) but whose parent has not yet received proper notification of its demise by virtue of having called wait ( ) or waitpid ( ). If you fork ( ), you must clean up after your child processes when they exit, or else the process table will fill up and your system administrator will Not Be Happy with you.
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