[Tutor] parsing sendmail logs

Jeff Younker jeff at drinktomi.com
Tue Jul 15 20:21:56 CEST 2008

On Jul 14, 2008, at 12:29 AM, nibudh wrote:

> Hi List,
> I'm looking for some support libraries that will help me to parse  
> sendmail logs.
> I'm confused about whether i need a "parser" per se, and if i do  
> which parser to use. I found this website http://nedbatchelder.com/text/python-parsers.html 
>  which compares a slew of python parsers.

Parsers as referenced in your link are intended for heavy-duty lifting
such as parsing programming languages.

Sendmail logs are very simple, so those parsers are vast overkill.    
on whitespace combined with regular expressions should be up to the job.


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