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Analyse an Apache access log for the most common IP addresses

Terminal - Analyse an Apache access log for the most common IP addresses
tail -10000 access_log | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | tail
2009-01-25 21:01:52
User: root
Functions: awk sort tail uniq
Analyse an Apache access log for the most common IP addresses

This uses awk to grab the IP address from each request and then sorts and summarises the top 10.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
zcat access_log.*.gz | awk '{print $7}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | tail -n 20

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How to make it continuously tail the log-file and update the top10?

Comment by vlur 388 weeks and 4 days ago

Ok, got it, "watch -n 1 command"

Comment by vlur 388 weeks and 1 day ago
awk 'NR<=10000{a[$1]++}END{for (i in a) printf "%-6d %s\n",a[i], i|"sort -n"}' access.log
Comment by point_to_null 383 weeks and 3 days ago

Ok, now lets say I want to count it only from a specific accessed HTML/PHP page?

Comment by alexbleks 42 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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