Ok, now I understand.
Here's what I tried, sorry I wasn't more specific. Unfortunately it only displays green:
open LOG, $logfile or die "Cannot open $logfile for read :$!";
# @logarray=<LOG>; # dumps all of $logfile into @logarray
# 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";
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