exclude_robot.pl - a simple filter script to filter robots out of logfiles
-url <robot exclusions URL>
[ -exclusions_file <exclusions file> ]
<httpd log file>
cat <httpd log file> | exclude_robot.pl -url <robot exclusions URL>
This script filters HTTP log files to exclude entries that correspond to know
webbots, spiders, and other undesirables. The script requires a URL as a
command line option which should point to a text file containing a linebreak
separated list of lowercase strings to match on for bots. This is based on the
format used by ABC (<http://www.abc.org.uk/exclusionss/exclude.html>).
The script filters httpd logfile entries either from a filename
specified on the command line, or from STDIN. It outputs filtered entries to
Ave Wrigley <Ave.Wrigley@itn.co.uk>
Copyright (c) 2001 Ave Wrigley. All rights reserved. This program is free
software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
Hey! The above document had some coding errors, which are explained
- -url <robot exclusions URL>
- Specify the URL of file to grab which contains the list of agents to
exclude. The option is REQUIRED.
- -exclusions_file <exclusions file>
- Specify a file to save excluded entries from the logfile. This option is
- Around line 100:
- You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'