Outputs unique error messages from the apache log and count, sorted by frequency

cat /var/log/apache2/error.log | awk '{out=$9;for(i=9;i<=NF;i++){out=out" "$i}; print out}' | sed s/,\ referer.*// | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
Outputs unique error messages from the apache log, sorted by frequency. Tested on log format: [Wed Aug 26 00:00:00 2015] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] Error message here
Sample Output
63 PHP PHP Warning: json_encode(): Invalid UTF-8 sequence in argument
10 Warning: Warning: preg_match() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given
7 PHP PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ...
5 PHP PHP Warning: implode(): Invalid arguments passed in ...
1 PHP PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ',' in ...

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By: cmattoon
2015-08-26 14:14:12

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