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traffic_logcat - Traffic Server log spooler

TRAFFIC_LOGCAT(8) Apache Traffic Server TRAFFIC_LOGCAT(8)

NAME

traffic_logcat - Traffic Server log spooler

SYNOPSIS

traffic_logcat [-o output-file | -a] [-CEhSVw2] [input-file ...]

DESCRIPTION

To analyse a binary log file using standard tools, you must first convert it to ASCII. traffic_logcat does exactly that.

OPTIONS

-o PATH, --output_file PATH

 
Specifies where the command output is directed.
-a, --auto_filename

 
Automatically generates the output filename based on the input filename. If the input is from stdin, then this option is ignored. For example:
 
traffic_logcat -a squid-1.blog squid-2.blog squid-3.blog


 
generates:
 
squid-1.log squid-2.log squid-3.log


-f, --follow

 
Follows the file, like tail(1) -f
-C, --clf

 
Attempts to transform the input to Netscape Common format, if possible.
-E, --elf

 
Attempts to transform the input to Netscape Extended format, if possible.
-S, --squid

 
Attempts to transform the input to Squid format, if possible.
-2, --elf2

 
Attempt to transform the input to Netscape Extended-2 format, if possible.
-T, --debug_tags

-w, --overwrite_output

-h, --help
Print usage information and exit.

-V, --version
Print version information and exit.

 
NOTE:
Use only one of the following options at any given time: -S, -C, -E, or -2.


 
If no input files are specified, then traffic_logcat reads from the standard input ( stdin). If you do not specify an output file, then traffic_logcat writes to the standard output ( stdout).
 
For example, to convert a binary log file to an ASCII file, you can use the traffic_logcat command with either of the following options below:
 
traffic_logcat binary_file > ascii_file
traffic_logcat -o ascii_file binary_file


 
The binary log file is not modified by this command.

SEE ALSO

tail(1) 2017, dev@trafficserver.apache.org
March 22, 2017 7.0