Two Suggestions

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Andrew Sachen

18 May, 2017 09:13 PM

So I have two entirely unrelated suggestions

One would be to add descriptions to the HTTP Response Code tooltip text (title values). I know most everyone who uses this program will be familiar with the most common ones, but there are a few obscure codes and confusingly similar 30# values.

The other is to include support for archived logs and a little more control over the date/time range of the log data being viewed. My log system stores the past few months using a set of access logs as gZipped files, the last ten days in independent files, then the weeks prior to that in one file per week. There's still only one log per gz, of course, because they aren't Tarballed, so they've just been appended to each other for storage. It'd be really nice if I could get PML to recognize these files and display them as well. I could probably write a script to join them all into one big file myself, but PML still wouldn't be able to show much of that history with its current "now-and-earlier" setup.

  1. 1 Posted by Andrew Sachen on 22 Dec, 2017 05:53 PM

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    I just added GZ support to my own copy, figured I'd include the changes I made.

    File: inc\classes\LogParser.php, of course
    Functions: getNewLines, getLinesFromBottom

    $fl = fopen( $file_path , "r" );
    at the beginning of each function with
      if ( strtolower( substr( $file_path , -3 ) ) === '.gz' )
       //need a better temp file variable in the future
       $temp_path = '/PATH_TO_TEMP_HERE/tmp/' . basename( $file_path , '.gz' );
       $temp_buffer = 4096;
       $fg = gzopen ( $file_path , "rb" );
       $fu = fopen ( $temp_path , "wb" );
       while( ! gzeof( $fg ) )
        fwrite( $fu , gzread( $fg , $temp_buffer ) );
       fclose( $fu );
       gzclose( $fg );
       $fl = fopen( $temp_path , "r" );
       $fl = fopen( $file_path , "r" );
    and then add
      if ( isset( $temp_path ) )
       @unlink( $temp_path );
      fclose( $fl );
    at the end of the functions. GZ file support complete. Of course, other compression methods can be handled in the new "if" statement.
  2. 2 Posted by inepuisable on 30 Apr, 2019 05:15 PM

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    For /PATH_TO_TEMP_HERE/tmp/ you you can use PML constants, like PML_BASE if I'm not misataken
    PML_BASE gives you the install folder of the PimpMyLog

    Cheers !

  3. 3 Posted by Andrew Sachen on 30 Apr, 2019 05:20 PM

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    I prefer not to assume users wish to create and store temp directories in each product's folder, as most operating systems have a predefined temp path for that purpose.

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