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Akita is a local HTTP log monitoring tool that runs in your terminal. With Akita, you can view a summary of you webserver's activity in real-time. All server access logs that use the Common Log Format are supported, including Apache and Nginx.

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Akita is available on PyPI and can be installed using pip:

# Requires python 3!
$ pip install akita

Alternatively, you can clone the repository and run the code directly:

$ git clone
$ cd Akita
$ python -m akita


Launch Akita by pointing it at the server access log file that you want to monitor:

$ akita /var/log/apache/access.log

You can also provide a stream via a unix pipe:

$ tail -n 1 -f /var/log/apache/access.log | akita -

If you want to try running Akita but you don't have a webserver to point it to, you can use the apache-loggen command line tool to generate fake log data.

$ gem install apache-loggen
$ apache-loggen --rate=10 | akita -


$ akita --help
usage: akita [--help] [--version] FILE

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positional arguments:
  FILE                  A log file to watch, use "-" to pipe from stdin

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --alert-threshold ALERT_THRESHOLD
                        High traffic alert threshold, requests/second
  --alert-window ALERT_WINDOW
                        High traffic alert window, in seconds
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit


This repository is continuously tested on TravisCI, but you can also run the test suite locally:

$ git clone
$ cd Akita
$ pip install .[test]  # Installs pytest
$ env PYTHONPATH=. py.test -v


This project is distributed under the MIT license.

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