Configuring "Analog" to Process Log Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to configure 'Analog' to process Web server log files.

With "analog" installed, now I need to run it against my log files. My Web site is hosted by an ISP. They put log records one file per week. The log files are zipped with gzip tool. The following is my experience of configuring "analog" to run on log files.

1. Reading "analog" documentation at c:\local\analog\docs\indx.html.

2. Setting up and running "analog" to run in my log directory:

>edit c:\local\analog\analog.cfg
   LOGFILE c:\local\logs\logfile.log
   OUTFILE c:\local\logs\report.html

>mkdir c:\local\logs
>cd c:\local\logs
>copy c:\local\analog\logfile.log .
>mkdir .\images
>copy c:\local\analog\images\*.* .\images

>c:\local\analog\analog
   (no errors)

>dir 
    2,635 code.png
    3,141 dir.png
    8,470 logfile.log
    3,633 org.png
    2,466 os.png
    4,519 ref.png
   24,109 report.html
    3,905 req.png
    2,732 size.png
    3,060 type.png

Notice that in this step, I changed the configuration file, analog.cfg, to specify where my log file is, and where the out file should be stored.

Notice that also "analog" not only generates the report file, report.html, it also generate a number of *.png files. I guess those *.png files are used to store statistic data that can be added to future log files.

"report.html" is ready for viewing by IE.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Web Server Log File Samples - IIS and Apache

 Installing "Analog" - Web Log File Analysis Tool

Configuring "Analog" to Process Log Files

 Processing Apache Log Files with "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version