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Analyzing your internet applications' logfiles

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From: Kurt Pfeifle <kpfeifle(at)> [ date: 2001-10-07 ]
To have lire analyze the "page_log" file produced by CUPS
(, the Common UNIX Printing System, would be really
cool. Many print shops need this for accounting purposes. The CUPS
page_log logs a line for every printed page containing information on the
attributes printer-name, user-name, job-id, date+time,
page-number-within-job, number-copies-for-this-page and job-billing...

Would this be easy? (I can provide you with a sample of a pag_log file,
if none of you folks knows or uses CUPS so far...)
From: Socrate <socrate(at)> [ date: 2001-10-08 ]
About the lire: it is possible to plan it's development not only as a statistic tool, but as a "interpreting system": lire as a log dig tool behind a frontend GUI with plug-in architecture in a way that allow any kind of imaginable and unimaginable statistics and tracks. I thought to a need of a person I know: he want to be able to make statistics about how visitors of his website are "walking" inside of it.

From: Egon Willighagen <egonw(at)> [ date: 2001-10-19 ]
Please browse the archives for for the answers on these questions:

For the above two questions the answers are: "yes, CUPS would be a great
extension to Lire" and "Yes, that is being worked on".

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