Scratchy 0.8.2 review

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Scratchy is a set of scripts to parse Apache web server log files and extract useful information

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Phil Schwartz
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Scratchy is a set of scripts to parse Apache web server log files and extract useful information. From this data, Scratchy will create HTML reports so that website administrators can easily view the information and determine trends and their typical audience.

Scratchy began as a proof-of-concept which allowed me to compile stats about my personal website. As time progressed I continually added features and improvements and I felt that it would be useful to others.

The functionality that the project aims to supply is a complete log parsing and report generating tool. Also, there seemed to be a need for such a project in Python. I have seen some other Apache log parsers but they were developed in other languages (such as Perl, C, etc). One goal of this project is for it to be extensible, to that tune, most of the report appearance can be easily modified by tweaking a single config file.

What information does Scratchy report?
Accessed web pages
Hosts accessing your website
Operating systems
Browsers and versions
Search engines
File types accessed
Country name lookups (if enabled).
Charts of most data (if enabled).
A trace of pages accessed by each ip address (if enabled).

What's New in This Release:
Migration from pickled dictionaries to SQL database (MySQL)
Deprecated gdchart in favor of ChartDirector $nbsp;
Deprecated http country lookups in favor of GeoIP API
Code optimizations
Additional user agents
Major version change - the pre 0.8 data is no longer supported. You must re-parse all logs. Sorry.

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