lire - Lire interface
lire has two purposes: it configures Lire, and it enables automatic
lire is a menu driven application. You should use the TAB key to
navigate across the various interface elements. The arrow keys should
be used to navigate menus. The main menubar can be accessed at all
times using F10. The mouse might be available depending on your
terminal and the implementation of the Curses::UI module of your
The ’Preferences’ menu item in the ’Lire’ menu will give you access to
all the Lire settings. The lire command edits or creates
automatic report generation
lire enables automatic report generation by creating and managing DLF
stores. A DLF store is a log repository. In a DLF store, you can
configure ImportJobs and ReportJobs that will be executed regularly.
Store configuration is saved in store/config.xml.
An ImportJob is a job that will import log data into the DLF store.
This data will be used later to generate the reports.
ReportJobs should be used to generate periodical reports. Reports are
generated from the DLF streams available in your DLF store. The report
can be generated for different schedules. Lire supports 5 different
schedules: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
You will need to select the report configuration file to use for each
schedule. Defaults are located in <sysconfdir>/lire/, which you should
use as templates that you need to customize according to your purpose.
The reports can be generated either from the log data imported in the
database or from previously generated daily reports. This is useful
when you have lots of log data and you don’t want to keep all the raw
data available. The source is selected automatically based on data
availability. You should note however that only ’daily’ reports are
considered as a data source for other reports (making that possible
only with weekly or longer schedules).
When executed, a ReportSchedule will only generate the report and save
it in the DLF store. If you want to obtain a formatted copy of the
report, you will need to configure one or more OutputJobs.
Two types of OutputJob are supported:
1- The report can be sent by email to one or more address;
2- or it can saved in a file on the disk. A useful configuration is to
generate HTML reports in a directory published on a web site. When
using a "file" OutputJob you will probably want to use strftime(3)
expansion so that the filename is different each time the report is
generated. The most common expansions are:
%Y - fou digits year (2000);
%m - two-digits month number (01 for january);
%V - ISO week number;
%d - day of the month number;
%H - hour of day (01-23).
Also, contrary to the lr_log2report command, HTML reports are generated
into a directory (not as a tar file).
To run the scheduled jobs, you will need to setup cron jobs. Use
lr_cron(1) to process the configured jobs in a store.
lire(7), lr_cron(1), Lire User’s Manual
Francis J. Lacoste <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wolfgang Sourdeau
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