make_combined_log.pl - make combined logfile from SQL database
make_combined_log.pl <days> <virtual host>
This perl script extracts the httpd access data from a MySQL database
and formats it properly for parsing by 3rd-party log analysis tools.
The script is intended to be run out by cron. Its commandline arguments
tell it how many days’ worth of access records to extract, and which
virtual_host you are interested in (because many people log several
virthosts to one MySQL db.) This permits you to run it daily, weekly,
every 9 days -- whatever you decide.
By "days" I mean "chunks of 24 hours prior to the moment this script is
run." So if you run it at 4:34 p.m. on the 12th, it will go back
through 4:34 p.m. on the 11th.
Because GET and POST are not discriminated in the MySQL log, we’ll just
assume that all requests are GETs. This should have negligible effect
on any analysis software. This could be remedied IF you stored the full
HTTP request in your database instead of just the URI, but that’s going
to cost you a LOT of space really quickly...
Because this is somewhat of a quick hack it doesn’t do the most robust
error checking in the world. Run it by hand to confirm your usage
before putting it in crontab.
Edward Rudd <email@example.com>
MAN PAGE CREATED BY
Michael A. Toth <firstname.lastname@example.org> - based on comments of script
This man page was written using xml2man (1) by the same author.