referer2dlf(1) convert referer web server log file to www DLF


referer2dlf file


referer2dlf converts Referer web server log files to the www DLF. Referer log format was first implemented in the NSCA httpd server. Apache can be configured to log in that format.

Note that if you want to log referer information, the combined log format is a better format.


The Referer log format logs the referer information in the following format :

 I<uri> -> I<document>

where the fields have the following meaning:

The referring URI. This is the content of the Referer request's header which usually reflects the page where the user was before that request.
The local document that was referenced by that URI. This is the requested file without any query string.


To process a log as produced in the referer logformat:

 $ referer2dlf < referer.log

referer2dlf will be rarely used on its own, but is more likely called by lr_log2report:

 $ lr_log2report referer < /var/log/httpd/referer.log


Joost van Baal <[email protected]>, Francis J. Lacoste <[email protected]> and Egon Willighagen <[email protected]>, based on an idea by Edwin Groothuis


$Id:,v 1.10 2006/07/23 13:16:37 vanbaal Exp $


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