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Read Log Realtime and Parse out Information for a Report

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http://www.unix.com – I'm not too fluent at this and having problems comprehending / coming up with a way to do it. Our telephone system is spitting out call information on it's maintenance (serial) port which i have connected to a linux box. I want to be able to monitor the output of this text and when a 911 call is dialed an email is sent out notifying people of specific information. I currently have ttyS0 sending all output to call.log. A simiple "tail -f call.log" will display all output in real time which i want to analyze. The text file will contain chunks of text that will look like this: (HowTos)