The line @logarray=<LOG>; # dumps all of $logfile into @logarray is reading all of the lines into an array. The test @logarray eq $error is in scalar context. It is comparing the number of lines in the file to the text. This will bever succeed.
in reply to trouble parsing log file...
Ignore the list building and just work through the file line by line and use a regular expression to test.
Take a look at the following as an example.
# Set the button to green initially
my $button = "perlgreenblink";
# test the file line by line.
# The line gets read into $_
# I am testing on the DATA segment to illustrate the point
# test with a regex and end the
# while loop if there is a problem
$button = "perlredblink2";
$button = "perlyellowblink";
print "HTML for <img src=\"$button.gif\" />\n";
Its all going DOWN
no PROBLEM at all