Check if data is in squid native log format

Posted on 2004-09-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-22
How to write a script to check a line from a file to confirm that the data in file is in squid native log file format.
Providing the followings:
1) data_file (sample data)
1086670800.875 79 TCP_MISS/200 21326 GET - DIRECT/ text/html

2) squid native file format:
Thx all,
Question by:jetli

Accepted Solution

sneeuw_chan earned 250 total points
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Hmm, let's see.  You could use some kind of regex package, and compile a regular expression that accepts that squid format.

For example: grep -ve"^[0-9]*\.[0-9]* [0-9]* [^ ]* [^/]*/[0-9]* [0-9]* [^ ]* [^ ]*" <file> might work to show all lines that are not in this format.
(Assuming I parsed that correctly)

Of course, you could put in additional restrictions, if you know for sure for example that the URL is of the form <something>://<something> you could put that in.

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