Topic: Analog web log analyzer

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Analog is an excellent basic log analysis tool written and maintained by Stephen Turner. It's free and open source, and there are lots and lots of helper applications, knowledgeable people, and so forth. A classic open source success story -- and it's the most used access log analysis tool in the world. Why aren't you using it?

The current version of Analog as of this writing is 4.16. For an example output, you can see my current stats in the format I like them best. Analog can do 32 different reports, and each is quite customizable. There are plenty of things you can't do in Analog, but boy, the things it does, it does well. And quickly.

Even if you have log-like files which aren't standard, you can quite easily describe their format for Analog, and it will analyze them handily. This is convenient for analysis of traffic for any arbitrary Internet daemon.

Since I've been working with Analog for about two years now in the context of quite a few sites, I feel pretty good about offering commercial Analog support. If you're in that market, drop us a line and tell us what you need.

  • Analog home
    This site has the latest source, links to the mailing list and list archives, and of course hosts the user manual as well.
  • Solaris precompiled executables
    Getting Analog to compile is pretty easy, but there are a couple of gotchas I went through on Solaris. Here's a nicely packaged version of my own 4.16 executable -- I compiled with gcc on Solaris 2.5.1, but the executable works fine on at least Solaris 2.6.

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