Extract bandwidth information from lighttpd log files

I was looking for a simple way to get some bandwidth statistics for websites that I host. Interested in historical data my only option was to look back over my webserver log files.

My webserver of choice on linux systems is currently lighttpd. Here’s a quick Bash script to get the bandwidth statistics out of the default lighttpd log files:

#!/bin/bash
cat access.log | awk '{
month=substr($4,5,3)
year= substr($4,9,4)
timstamp=year" "month
bytes[timstamp] += $10
} END {
for (date in bytes)
printf("%s %20d MB\n", date, bytes[date]/(1024*1024))
}' | sort -k1n -k2M

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