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For copyright information, please see the file COPYRIGHT in this
directory or in the files of the source tree.
This project was initiated on 2010-06-29 by Palard Julien
See http://julien.palard.fr or ask me questions at :
julien at palard in fr
Compile dependencies :
You will need :
Package: libncurses5-dev
Version: 5.7+20100313-1
$ aptitude install libncurses5-dev uthash-dev
Then, to compile just type :
$ make
Run :
You will need :
$ aptitude install libncurses5
$ ./logtop
Python module compile dependencies :
You will need :
$ aptitude install python-dev swig
Then, to compile :
$ make python-module
$ python setup.py install
Usage :
logtop displays real-time count of strings received in standard input.
I's useful for some cases, like getting the IP flooding your server :
$ tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log | cut -d' ' -f1 | logtop
Or the top buzzing article of your blog :
$ tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log | cut -d' ' -f7 | grep article | logtop
Development :
I use a hashtable to store strings and an AVL tree to store frequencies,
so I can fetch by string or fetch ordered by frequency to display the
top-strings.
C API :
Logtop can be used by your C programs, you may to compile against
logtop's sources (src/{avl.c,history.c,logtop.c,libavl/avl.c}) or
against liblogtop, obtained using 'make liblogtop`.
C API is exposed in logtop.h, you need :
- struct logtop *new_logtop(size_t history_size);
- void delete_logtop(struct logtop *this);
- void logtop_feed(struct logtop *this, char *line);
- struct logtop_state *logtop_get(struct logtop *this, size_t qte);
- double logtop_timespan(struct logtop *this);
- unsigned int logtop_qte_of_elements(struct logtop *this);
You can find an example of using the C API in examples/example1.c
Python API :
logtop module exposes a logtop class containing :
logtop.__init__(history_size) to build a new logtop keeping
at most history_size lines.
logtop.feed(line) to feed a new line in logtop.
logtop.get(qte_of_elements) to get the top qte_of_elements lines.
logtop.qte_of_elements() to get the current total number of lines.
logtop.timespan() to get the duration from the oldest line to now.
timespan may be less than the runtime, as logtop drop old lines,
to keep, at most, history_size lines, given in the constructor of
the logtop class.
About libavl:
The libavl used here is the Ben Pfaff's one, statically build with logtop, as
Ben want it to be (see INSTALL file and here :
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/07/msg01303.html)
So this libavl is NOT packaged as a library for Debian, the libavl you'll
found in Debian repositories is the Wessel Dankers's one.
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