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Lire - generate reports from various log files


Lire allows one to generate reports from various log files.

In this manpage, we give an overview of the Lire documentation.

Documentation on installing Lire

For installation instructions, read the file INSTALL. This file is shipped with the Lire tarball, lire-version.tar.gz. It is available from the World Wide Web at

Documentation for users

Read the Lire README file for a quick start on Lire's usage. This file is shipped with the Lire tarball. If you've installed Lire from a package for your Operating System, it might be installed in a location like /usr/share/doc/lire/README .

Read the Lire User's Manual for a more in-depth overview. This manual is available in various formats, and installed in /usr/[local/]share/doc/lire/user-manual* . It is available online, at .

The main Lire commands (lire(1), lr_cron(1), lr_log2mail(1), lr_log2report(1), lr_xml2report(1), ...) should be in your PATH. The usage of these commands is documented in man pages; running e.g.

  man lr_log2report

should show you the lr_log2report manpage.

Documentation for developers

If you plan to change the Lire internals, or if you are trying to fix a bug, you should consult the Lire Developer's Manual. This document is available in various formats, and installed in /usr/[local/]share/doc/lire/dev-manual* .

A lot of Lire Perl modules get installed in the Lire:: namespace in the Perl module hierarchy. Likely, this is something like /usr/[local/]share/perl5/Lire/. Most of these come with their own man page. If you plan to write customized Lire extensions, you should read these manpages.

Lire convertors, which take care of log file specific processing, are installed as Perl modules, named something like, and come with their own man page. (Some old-style convertors come with their own script, in /usr/[local/]libexec/lire/convertors/foo2dlf). If you're looking for information, specifically for your log file type, you should look here.

If you plan to cooperate with the LogReport team, you might want to take a look at the BUGS file, as distributed with the Lire tarball, too.

The file COPYING documents terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification of Lire. Some extra explanation about this is given in Frequently Asked Question About Lire, online at .

Other sources of information

Some documentation on Lire and LogReport is not distributed with the Lire tarball. Documentation is available from the LogReport website on . It offers mailing list archives on .

You can get in touch with other Lire users on the Lire mailing lists, see . The LogReport team can be contacted directly too (email, irc, snailmail), see for details.


This manpage: $Id: lire.pod,v 1.5 2006/07/23 13:16:32 vanbaal Exp $ Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Stichting LogReport Foundation

This manpage is part of Lire.

Lire is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program (see COPYING); if not, check with


Joost van Baal <>