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Well, if you're looking for a pattern instead of an exact string, you can look into regular expressions.

For example, to match the string "server is DOWN" anywhere in the line:

if ($line =~ /server is DOWN/) { $got_button = 1; print $redbutton; last; }

... and you can ignore case (eg. match "Server IS down" and "SERVER is Down" both) by adding i at the end:

if ($line =~ /server is DOWN/i) { $got_button = 1; print $redbutton; last; }

But definitely look into regular expressions, which will open up a whole world for you in terms of pattern-matching power.


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In reply to Re^2: trouble parsing log file... by liverpole
in thread trouble parsing log file... by perl_geoff

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