[ANN] 'waccess' 2.0 web log analyzer released

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Tue Sep 3 23:30:03 CEST 2002

Version 2.0 of the 'waccess' web log analyzer is released at:


This version has a bunch of new features and options.  This should
be it for quite a while barring bugfixes.  The FreeBSD port has
also been submitted.


'waccess' is a quick way to check a web access log for particular
"hits" or accesses.  'waccess' will search the log looking for and
displaying all the access records which contain any of the search keys
you name on the command line.  By default, a summary of its findings -
including total number of records processed, number of accesses per
search key, and number of unique IPs accessing each search key - is

A rich set of options let you customize 'waccess' to do things the way
you like them including setting case sensitivity, ignoring selected
address spaces in the analysis, and selecting which log file to

'waccess' is not a replacement for a serious web log analysis tool,
but is surprisingly useful for "quickie" lookups and day-to-day
systems managment.

'waccess' is written in Python and needs a reasonably current version
of the langugage on your machine.

'waccess' was written for and tested on FreeBSD 4.6R and is set up to
process Apache access logs.  However, the code is clearly structured
and should port to other systems and web servers pretty trivially.

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at tundraware.com

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