The processing time needed to create full statistics reports depends on many factors:
If you discover any problems using the analyzer you may find the verbose mode helpful. Each -v option increases the verbosity level. In verbosity level 1, http-analyze comments ongoing processing; in level 2 it indicates progress by printing a dot for each new day discovered in the logfile. In level 3, a debug message for each logfile entry parsed successfully is printed and in level 4 an even more detailed message appears on standard error. Furthermore, compiling http-analyze without the macro NDEBUG includes various assertion checks in the executable.
$ http-analyze -vvvm3f -o testd files/logfmt.elf http-analyze 2.4 (IP22; IRIX 6.2; XPG4 MNLS; PNG) Copyright 2000 by RENT-A-GURU(TM) Generating full statistics in output directory `testd' Reading data from `files/logfmt.elf' Best blocksize for I/O is set to 64 KB Hmm, looks like Extended Logfile Format (ELF) 1 01/Jan/2000:16:37:25 , req="GET /", sz=280 <- OK (Code 200), PAGEVIEW Start new period at 01/Jan/2000 2 01/Jan/2000:16:38:39 , req="GET /def/", sz=910 <- OK (Code 200), PAGEVIEW 3 02/Jan/2000:16:39:39 , req="GET /abc/", sz=910 <- OK (Code 200), PAGEVIEW ...
If you want to file a bug report, use the option -X to have http-analyze generate an URL of a bug reporting form with some information already filled in. You can pass this URL to your favourite browser using cut&paste or - on Unix systems - using command substitution as in:
$ netscape `http-analyze -X`
This requests a bug report form on http://support.rent-a-guru.de/ with the following information filled in already:
Using this interface to submit report bugs will ensure proper handling and timely response. Please note that although we gladly accept bug reports from everyone, only Commercial Service Licensees are entitled to request technical assistance or open a support call.