- Mini Log
Developed by Ross Olson
- Wading through log files can be a real pain in the neck. Try this
simple code to establish a mini log file for a page.
There's a few things that need to be in place for this to work:
- An empty text file for the log, with permissions set for
writing by the Web server. (I'd suggest making the file writable
by all or at least by the permission of the web server.)
- The #exec command needs to be available, so that the shell
command will be executed. This can be a security hole under some
circumstances, so if you aren't the administrator for your server
(and therefore have set this up for yourself, you may run into problems.
Once you have the empty text file in place with the correct
permissions and the #exec command enabled and in your page, you can
watch your hits come flooding in.
You may find that adding delimiters between the variables to something
useful for you might be helpful. You can also add other environment
variables to the command to put more information in your mini log.
<!--#exec cmd="echo $DATE_LOCAL $REMOTE_HOST $HTTP_REFERER >> log.txt"-->