[thelist] Anyone have a web log file reader (not analyser)?

Colin Mitchell colin_mitchell at wgbh.org
Sun Aug 12 09:50:23 CDT 2001

Here's what I do on Linux with Apache when I want to read raw files:

more /usr/local/httpd/log/error_log

Your path, log name, etc, may vary.

Sorry if that's blatantly obvious to you.

If you want it in a more formatted way then that, I think there are some
perl scripts out there that will help you out.  You might check
freshmeat.net to see what they turn up for you.

- Colin

----- Original Message -----
From: "databarn" <databarn at airmail.net>
To: "evolt" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 1:56 AM
Subject: [thelist] Anyone have a web log file reader (not analyser)?

> Folk,
> Anyone have a pointer to a log file reader?  Don't want an analyser, per
se, just want to be able to read the raw log files in a formatted view.
Standalone or web, remote capability would be nice, but not a show-stopper.
> Anyone know of such?  I've tried a number of searches, but all I've found
is a plethora of analysis (read summary) tools.  My current OS is Win2K, web
server is IIS 5.0.  I'm in process of learning PHP and eventually switching
over to Linux as server OS, with probably Apache as web server.  That
shouldn't make a real difference, I would think, but I've seen several
references to analysis files that are Apache specific.  Apparently there's a
difference in the way the web logs are written?  Outside W3C standards?
(Oh, well, that's beside the point at the moment.  I can bang my head
against that wall later <grin!>.)
> Any references would be appreciated, as I _really_ don't want to have to
write my own . . . that sounds like work.
> Make a good day . . .
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