What is the best free logfile analyzer?
March 6, 2004 10:19 PM   Subscribe

What is the best free logfile analyzer? I've been using the trial version of Web Log Explorer Pro and like it well enough but I want more options about how to display and correlate data. [more inside]

I tried using analog but couldn't get it to work. My log files are in the format
CustomLog  /var/log/httpd/access_log "%{Host}i %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-agent}i\" %b"
and most tools I've tried have no problem autodetecting that, but analog didn't get it. I like being able to download the logfiles and save them offline so I don't want a program that sits on the server. Any suggestions?
posted by Grod to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I really like webalizer, and you can install it on your server or on your desktop (I think you need apache or something, though).
posted by rhapsodie at 11:38 PM on March 6, 2004

I am very surprised analog didn't work for you - surprised enough that if you would like to send me a chunk of sample logfile, and maybe the analog config files that didn't work, I'd like the opportunity to have a crack at it. My address is in my profile.

Having said that, I would also vote for Webalizer as my number two tool of choice. Wusage was ok, but looks uglier to me.

I personally find analog more configurable than anything else. Bummer if you can't get it to work.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:57 PM on March 6, 2004

I'm quite fond of awstats. It's easy to configure and it should run fine on any platform that has perl.
posted by cmonkey at 8:03 AM on March 7, 2004

Second that for awstats. It can sometimes be hard to configure, but if you can set it up, it rules.
posted by fletchmuy at 9:14 AM on March 7, 2004

Third for awstats.
posted by jpoulos at 1:33 PM on March 7, 2004

Have always used awstats for my sites. Excellent tool.
posted by Ryvar at 7:11 PM on March 7, 2004

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