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lire - Lire interface




lire has two purposes: it configures Lire, and it enables automatic report generation.

lire is a menu driven application. You should use the TAB key to navigate across the various interface elements. The arrow keys should be used to navigate menus. The main menubar can be accessed at all times using F10. The mouse might be available depending on your terminal and the implementation of the Curses::UI module of your system.

configuring Lire

The 'Preferences' menu item in the 'Lire' menu will give you access to all the Lire settings. The lire command edits or creates ~/.lire/config.xml.

automatic report generation

lire enables automatic report generation by creating and managing DLF stores. A DLF store is a log repository. In a DLF store, you can configure ImportJobs and ReportJobs that will be executed regularly. Store configuration is saved in store/config.xml.

An ImportJob is a job that will import log data into the DLF store. This data will be used later to generate the reports.

ReportJobs should be used to generate periodical reports. Reports are generated from the DLF streams available in your DLF store. The report can be generated for different schedules. Lire supports 5 different schedules: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.

You will need to select the report configuration file to use for each schedule. Defaults are located in <sysconfdir>/lire/, which you should use as templates that you need to customize according to your purpose.

The reports can be generated either from the log data imported in the database or from previously generated daily reports. This is useful when you have lots of log data and you don't want to keep all the raw data available. The source is selected automatically based on data availability. You should note however that only 'daily' reports are considered as a data source for other reports (making that possible only with weekly or longer schedules).

When executed, a ReportSchedule will only generate the report and save it in the DLF store. If you want to obtain a formatted copy of the report, you will need to configure one or more OutputJobs.

Two types of OutputJob are supported:

1- The report can be sent by email to one or more address;

2- or it can saved in a file on the disk. A useful configuration is to generate HTML reports in a directory published on a web site. When using a ``file'' OutputJob you will probably want to use strftime(3) expansion so that the filename is different each time the report is generated. The most common expansions are:

   %Y - fou digits year (2000);
   %m - two-digits month number (01 for january);
   %V - ISO week number;
   %d - day of the month number;
   %H - hour of day (01-23).

Also, contrary to the lr_log2report command, HTML reports are generated into a directory (not as a tar file).

To run the scheduled jobs, you will need to setup cron jobs. Use lr_cron(1) to process the configured jobs in a store.


lire(7), lr_cron(1), Lire User's Manual


Francis J. Lacoste <> Wolfgang Sourdeau <>


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