Lire - generate reports from various log files
Lire allows one to generate reports from various log files.
In this manpage, we give an overview of the Lire documentation.
Documentation on installing Lire
For installation instructions, read the file INSTALL. This file is
shipped with the Lire tarball, lire-version.tar.gz. It is available
from the World Wide Web at http://logreport.org/pub/current/INSTALL.
Documentation for users
Read the Lire README file for a quick start on Lire’s usage. This file
is shipped with the Lire tarball. If you’ve installed Lire from a
package for your Operating System, it might be installed in a location
like /usr/share/doc/lire/README .
Read the Lire User’s Manual for a more in-depth overview. This manual
is available in various formats, and installed in
/usr/[local/]share/doc/lire/user-manual* . It is available online, at
The main Lire commands (lire(1), lr_cron(1), lr_log2mail(1),
lr_log2report(1), lr_xml2report(1), ...) should be in your PATH. The
usage of these commands is documented in man pages; running e.g.
should show you the lr_log2report manpage.
Documentation for developers
If you plan to change the Lire internals, or if you are trying to fix a
bug, you should consult the Lire Developer’s Manual. This document is
available in various formats, and installed in
A lot of Lire Perl modules get installed in the Lire:: namespace in the
Perl module hierarchy. Likely, this is something like
/usr/[local/]share/perl5/Lire/. Most of these come with their own man
page. If you plan to write customized Lire extensions, you should read
Lire convertors, which take care of log file specific processing, are
installed as Perl modules, named something like FooDlfConvertor.pm, and
come with their own man page. (Some old-style convertors come with
their own script, in /usr/[local/]libexec/lire/convertors/foo2dlf). If
you’re looking for information, specifically for your log file type,
you should look here.
If you plan to cooperate with the LogReport team, you might want to
take a look at the BUGS file, as distributed with the Lire tarball,
The file COPYING documents terms and conditions for copying,
distribution and modification of Lire. Some extra explanation about
this is given in Frequently Asked Question About Lire, online at
Other sources of information
Some documentation on Lire and LogReport is not distributed with the
Lire tarball. Documentation is available from the LogReport website on
http://www.logreport.org/ . It offers mailing list archives on
You can get in touch with other Lire users on the Lire mailing lists,
see http://logreport.org/contact/lists/ . The LogReport team can be
contacted directly too (email, irc, snailmail), see
http://logreport.org/contact/ for details.
This manpage: $Id: lire.pod,v 1.5 2006/07/23 13:16:32 vanbaal Exp $
Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Stichting LogReport Foundation
This manpage is part of Lire.
Lire is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program (see COPYING); if not, check with
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