Working with Web server logs

Learn how to parse and process the standard format for HTTP access logs

From the developerWorks archives

Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: October 27, 2009

How do you know who is doing what and where on your site? Chances are you have an Apache-style log for your site, and you just need to learn how to mine it for valuable information. Learn about the format of Web server logs and how to access them in code. Along the way, apply a recipe to identify spider traffic from Web crawlers.

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