Re: Some basic questions

From: Adrian Bassett <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 14:01:24 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, F. Jacot Guillarmod wrote:

> - is there a source for the accounting scripts other than via
> the WWW? Something is broken in the versions I've pulled
> across.

I found that (using perl 5.002) I needed the following changes to

< #unless (/^([\d\.]+) \S+ \S+ \[([^\]]+)\] "(\w+) ([^"]+)" (\w+)
< #print STDERR "parse_common_log: Bad input, line $.\n";

>       unless (/^([\d\.]+) \S+ \S+ \[([^\]]+)\] "(\w+) ([^"]+)" (\w+)
>               print STDERR "parse_common_log: Bad input, line $.\n";
<       #}
>       }
Why this should be I don't know - I am totally ignorant about perl!
It also took me a while to realise that the default method for writing the
logs (emulate_httpd_log on) was not what the scripts are expecting. 
Thinking about it now it seems to me that the two problems are probably
somewhat related.  Setting the emulate_httpd_log tag to off gave me some
meaningful output in the logs analysis.  Perhaps a warning addition to the
web page which details these analysis scripts about the required format of
the log files would be useful?
Adrian Bassett
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Received on Wed Jun 12 1996 - 06:02:56 MDT

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