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       apachetop - display real-time web server statistics


       apachetop [-f filename] [-H hits | -T time] [-q] [-l] [-s segments] [-p] [-r secs]


       ApacheTop watches a logfile generated by Apache (in standard common or combined logformat,
       and generates human-parsable output in realtime.


       -f logfile
              Select which file to watch.  Specify this option multiple times to  watch  multiple

       -H hits | -T time
              These options are mutually exclusive. Specify only one, if any at all. They work as
              follows. ApacheTop maintains a table of information internally containing  all  the
              relevant  information  about  the  hits  it's seen. This table can only be a finite
              size, so you need to decide how big it's going to be. You have  two  options.   You
              can  either: Use -H to say "remember <this many> hits" or   Use -T to say "remember
              all hits in <this many> seconds" The default (at the moment) is  to  remember  hits
              for  30  seconds.   Setting this too large (whichever option you choose) will cause
              ApacheTop to use more memory and more  CPU  time.  My  experimentation  finds  that
              remembering no more than around 5000 requests works well.

       -q     Instructs ApacheTop to keep the querystrings, not remove them.

       -l     Instructs  ApacheTop  to  lowercase all URLs, thus /FOO and /foo are treated as the
              same and accumulate the same statistics.

       -s segments
              Instructs ApacheTop to only keep the first <segments> parts of the  path.  Trailing
              slashes are kept if present. Statistics are then merged for each truncated url.

       -p     Instructs  ApacheTop  to  keep  the protocol (http:// usually) at the front of its'
              referrer strings. Normal behaviour is to remove them to  give  more  room  to  more
              useful information.

       -r secs
              Set default refresh delay, in seconds.


       apachetop -f /var/logs/httpd/access.log


       Chris Elsworth <>