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AccessWatch Installation Instructions
  1. Move accesswatch-X.XX.tar.gz into a subdirectory that is visible to your WWW server. This will enable you to view the statistics page from any client on your network, or allow others to view it. If you want to hide the output from view of outside hosts, read your server documentation for password protection features

    Remember: AccessWatch is a script, not a CGI!

    If you currently run a previous version of AccessWatch, install the new version in a separate directory. This is not an upgrade - it is an entirely new package.

  2. AccessWatch is distributed as a gzipped tar file. Type:

    gunzip accesswatch.tar.gz
    tar xvf accesswatch.tar

    Please see your system administrator if you have any questions.
    Other utilities, such as WinZip, will handle this file format.

  3. Open aw-parser.pl with your favorite editor, and change the first line to reflect the path of the Perl binary on your system. Do the same with aw-report.pl.

    For example, #!/usr/bin/perl indicates that the path to Perl is /usr/bin/perl. Ask your system administrator if you cannot find it, or try 'whereis perl', 'locate perl', 'which perl', or 'find / -name perl -print'.

  4. Open accesswatch.cfg in the cfg directory and set the configuration options.

  5. If you would like to see text descriptions of pages, rather than raw URLs, you can edit cfg/page.desc. This a file of relative paths, whitespace, then a quoted description of the page. For example:
    /~boulter/ "Jeff's Page"

  6. Now, you should be able to run the AccessWatch parser from the command line (type 'aw-parser' from your shell account), or set up a cron job to run it hourly. After you run the parser, run aw-report to generate the HTML report.

  7. Learn about the command-line options.

  8. Read the FAQ!

  9. May you have many accesses!