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guidance with a realtime log readerby socalheel (Initiate)
|on Aug 29, 2013 at 17:07 UTC ( #1051482=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
socalheel has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
i am a complete novice with perl, i am trying so hard to learn this language but i am struggling with perl (a lot really).
i developed a bash script that would continuously read a log file, search for a particular string, and if it found the string, email a notification to the admins and restart a service.
how exactly could i do this in perl?specifically, i want to tail /var/log/ldap.log and grep for connection_input: conn=11
if connection_input: conn=11 is found, then send an email and restart ldap.
if it's not found, then no action needed.
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