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       logtop - Realtime log line rate analyser


       logtop [OPTIONS]


        logtop is a System Administrator tool analyzing line rate on stdin.
        It reads on stdin and print a constantly updated result
        displaying, in columns:
        Line number, count, frequency, and the actual line.

         $ tail -f FILE | logtop
        is the friendly version of:
         $ watch 'tail FILE | sort | uniq -c | sort -gr'


       -s, --size=K
              Only keep K lines in memory, instead of 10000.

       -q, --quiet
              Do not display a live view of the data, only display a top at exit.

       -l, --line-by-line=K
              Print  result line by line, in a machine friendly format, K is the number of result
              to print per line.

                Line by line format is : [%d %f %s\t]*\n
                  %d : Number of occurences
                  %f : Frequency of apparition
                  %s : String (Control chars replaced by dots.

       -i, --interval=K
              Interval between graphical updates, in seconds. Defaults to 1.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


       Here are some logtop usage examples.

       tail -f cache.log | grep -o "HIT\|MISS" | logtop

       Realtime hit / miss ratio on some caching software log file.

       tail -f access.log | cut -d' ' -f1 | logtop -s 10000

       Realtime most querying IPs on your server, as long as log lines in access.log starts  with
       the client IP.

       tail -f access.log | cut -d' ' -f7 | logtop -s 10000

       Realtime most requested web pages in a NCSA like log file.

       cat auth.log | grep -v "CRON" | grep -o ": .*" | logtop -q -s 100000

       Display a one-shot simple analyse of your auth.log.




       logtop was written by Julien Palard.

       This  manual  page was written by Julien Palard <>, for the Debian project
       (and may be used by others).

                                          April 16, 2011                                LOGTOP(1)