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.