analyzing httpd-error.log

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Mar 31 12:01:50 PDT 2009

The problem with Apache's error.log is that there is no
standard format.  Error messages generated by Apache
itself are somewhat standardized, but messages from
third-party modules are not.  All kind of things will
end up in the error.log, including stuff written to
stdout by CGI programs, such as perl error messages,
exception traces from Python programs (usually multiple
lines each), and so on.

There is no simple way to reliably parse and analyze all
of that completely automatically.

Best regards

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