Re: [webalizer] How does Weblizer organise database before generating report ?
- --- kientin7 <kientin7@...> wrote:
> Does Weblizer use a database ?Webalizer does not use a database. When you run
> If that is true I don't know How does Weblizer
> organise database
> before generating report ?
> thanks for reading,
webalizer, it uses hash tables and lists to store in
RAM the data it reads from the logfiles.
Then it generates the stats HTML files and graphics,
and a history file detailing how many entries were
processed so in the next run it can continue from the
When it is finished running, it drops the hash tables
and lists, so there is only the stats and the history
This was the answer to you question, I'm adding this:
Webalizer does no organizing. I could describe its
process as "munching data as the program reads it from
the logfiles, then excreting a series of stats whose
correcteness relies on the data having been feed into
the program in the correct order".
In other words, if you feed the logfiles in the wrong
order, the stats will be totally screwed, because
webalizer processes the data in a sequential manner
(serial manner?) and makes no checks because every
time you run the program it holds no memory of past
data except for a crude counting of
where-was-I-finished-last-time so there is no data to
Also, a database would be VERY slow to do all
operations performed by webalizer.
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