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### Gavin LaRose - webwork log parser

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 webwork log parser topic started 10/2/2001; 5:31:29 PMlast post 10/9/2001; 10:21:44 PM
 Gavin LaRose - webwork log parser  10/2/2001; 5:31:29 PM (reads: 1325, responses: 4) Has anyone written a log parser for the webwork access log? I'm thinking of something that would parse it to kick out a list of how many people were on the system at different times and what they were working on, e.g.,  2 Oct 07:00 000111 2 Oct 08:00 00111111 2 Oct 09:00 011111111111 etc., where the # would indicate which set the user was working on, or something like  2 Oct 07:00 ++++ 2 Oct 08:00 ++++++++ 2 Oct 09:00 +++++++++++++ to just indicate number of logins. If this doesn't exist I'll write one, but I thought I'd check to see if the wheel already existed for once. Gavin <| Post or View Comments |>

 Michael Gage - Re: webwork log parser  10/2/2001; 6:33:10 PM (reads: 1561, responses: 0) Hi, I'm not aware that anyone has written a log parser for the access file. I think it could be quite useful. You might also want to change the implementation of how the log is written to in Global.pm so that the log parser and the log writer are working off a common description. For now I would suggest keeping the syntax of the log more or less the same for now, but if the way in which the data is written and read is linked it will be much easier to change the format and content of the data written as we find out what is most useful. Thanks for the suggestion (and volunteering :-) ). -- Mike <| Post or View Comments |>

 Bill Ziemer - Re: webwork log parser  10/3/2001; 12:44:42 PM (reads: 1538, responses: 0) Hi, I have written a log parser. The perl script can be accessed here: http://www.csulb.edu/~wziemer/webworkTools.html It doesn't generate login numbers, but does extract data for individual students. Mainly I have used it to answer the statement, "I put in the correct answer, the computer didn't accept it!" <| Post or View Comments |>

 Bill Ziemer - Re: webwork log parser  10/4/2001; 11:44:54 AM (reads: 1529, responses: 0) To clarify: I have written a parser for the log file of all student inputs, not the /logs/login.log file. <| Post or View Comments |>

 Andy Wildenberg - Re: webwork log parser  10/9/2001; 10:21:44 PM (reads: 1539, responses: 0) I know that this sounds very big brother, but has anyone created software that parses the log to associate logins with IP numbers? Unfortunately, I've needed this in the past to track down things such as cheating and other network abuses (mostly related to my bulletin board). <| Post or View Comments |>