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goaccess - fast web log analyzer and interactive viewer.
goaccess [-f input-file ] [-c] [-e] [-r] [-a]
goaccess is a free (GPL) real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly. First it will parse the web log file, then it will collect data from the parsed file and it will display it to the console or the X terminal. The collected information will be displayed to the user in a visual/interactive window. The collected information includes: General Statistics: Total number of valid requests, Total number of invalid requests, Total time to analyze the data, Total unique visitors, Total unique requested files, Total unique static files (css,ico,jpg,js,swf,gif,png) Total unique HTTP referrers (URLs), Total unique 404s (not found), Size of the parsed log file, Total bandwidth consumption. Unique visitors: HTTP requests having the same IP, same date and same agent will be considered a unique visit. (including crawlers). Requested files Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits, percent, [bandwidth, time served] Requested static files Hit totals are based on total requests. Includes files such as: jpg, css, swf, js, gif, png etc. This module will display hits, percent, [bandwidth, time served] 404 or Not Found Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits, percent, [bandwidth, time served] Hosts Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits, percent, [bandwidth, time served]. The expanded module can display extra information such as reverse DNS and country. If -a is enabled, a list of user agents will be displayed. Operating Systems Hit totals are based on unique visitors. This module will display hits and percent. The expanded module shows all available versions of the parent node. Browsers Hit totals are based on unique visitors. This module will display hits and percent. The expanded module shows all available versions of the parent node. Referrers URLs The URL where the request came from. Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits and percent. Referring Sites This module will display only the host but not the whole URL. The URL where the request came from. Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits and percent. Keyphrases This module will report keyphrases used on Google search, Google cache, and Google translate. Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits and percent. HTTP Status Codes The values of the numeric status code to HTTP requests. Hit totals are based on total requests. This module will display hits and percent.
-f input-file Path to input log file. -c Prompt date and log format configuration window. -e Exclude an IP from being counted under the HOST module. -a Enable a list of User-Agents for the selected host. -r Disables IP resolver
CUSTOM LOG/DATE FORMAT
GoAccess can parse virtually any web log format. Predefined options include, Common Log Format (CLF), Combined Log Format (XLF/ELF), including virtual host, Amazon CloudFront (Download Distribution) and W3C format (IIS). GoAccess allows any custom format string as well. There are two ways to configure the log format. The easiest is to run GoAccess with -c to prompt a configuration window. Otherwise, it can be configured under ~/.goaccessrc. date_format The date_format variable followed by a space, specifies the log format date containing any combination of regular characters and special format specifiers. They all begin with a percentage (%) sign. See http://linux.die.net/man/3/strftime log_format The log_format variable followed by a space, specifies the log format string. %d date field matching the date_format variable. %h host (the client IP address, either IPv4 or IPv6) %r The request line from the client. %s The status code that the server sends back to the client. %b The size of the object returned to the client. %R The "Referer" HTTP request header. %u The User-Agent HTTP request header. %D The time taken to serve the request, in microseconds. %T The time taken to serve the request, in seconds. Note: %D will take priority over %T if both are used. %^ Ignore this field.
F1 or ^ h Main help. F5 Redraw main window. q Quit the program, current window or collapse active module o or ENTER Expand selected module or open window ^ DOWN or j Scroll down within expanded module ^ UP or k Scroll up within expanded module c Set or change scheme color. TAB Forward iteration of modules. Starts from current active module. SHIFT + TAB Backward iteration of modules. Starts from current active module. ^ f Scroll forward one screen within an active module. ^ b Scroll backward one screen within an active module. s Sort options for active module / Search across all modules (regex allowed) n Find the position of the next occurrence across all modules. g Move to the first item or top of screen. G Move to the last item or bottom of screen.
The simplest and fastest usage would be: # goaccess -f access.log That will generate an interactive text-only output. To generate an HTML report: # goaccess -f access.log -a > report.html To generate full statistics we can run GoAccess as: # goaccess -f access.log -a The -a flag indicates that we want to process an agent-list for every host parsed. The -c flag will prompt the date and log format configuration window. Only when curses is initialized. Now if we want to add more flexibility to GoAccess, we can do a series of pipes. For instance: If we would like to process all access.log.*.gz we can do: # zcat access.log.*.gz | goaccess OR # zcat -f access.log* | goaccess Another useful pipe would be filtering dates out of the web log The following will get all HTTP requests starting on 05/Dec/2010 until the end of the file. # sed -n '/05\/Dec\/2010/,$ p' access.log | goaccess -a If we want to parse only a certain time-frame from DATE a to DATE b, we can do: sed -n '/5\/Nov\/2010/,/5\/Dec\/2010/ p' access.log | goaccess -a Note that this could take longer time to parse depending on the speed of sed. Also, it is worth pointing out that if we want to run GoAccess at lower priority, we can run it as: # nice -n 19 goaccess -f access.log -a and if you don't want to install it on your server, you can still run it from your local machine: # ssh root@server 'cat /var/log/apache2/access.log' | goaccess -a
For now, each active window has a total of 300 items. Eventually this will be customizable. Piping a log to GoAccess will disable the real-time functionality. This is due to the portability issue on determining the actual size of STDIN. However, a future release *might* include this feature.
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Gerardo Orellana <email@example.com> For more details about it, or new releases, please visit http://goaccess.prosoftcorp.com