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ApacheTop is a curses-based top-like display for Apache information, including requests per second, bytes per second, most popular URLs, etc.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 May 2004 18:18

    Release Notes: This release adds support for Linux FAM, the ability to resolve IPs into hosts and vice-versa, and the ability to see individual return-code summaries for each table item.

    •  26 Feb 2004 02:32

      Release Notes: This release adds real-time regular expression filtering to the display, and has many minor bugfixes and code cleanups.

      •  14 Jan 2004 16:46

        Release Notes: This release fixes an intermittent fatal bug that occurred when ApacheTop had no data to display.

        •  22 Dec 2003 21:30

          Release Notes: This release adds a facility to view detailed information for one particular URL of the user's choice, and incorporates several minor bugfixes.

          •  28 Nov 2003 18:31

            Release Notes: This release fixes the inability to run with no command line arguments, a bug which snuck into 0.8.

            Recent comments

            15 May 2009 17:05 void64

            I've been looking for something like apachetop, it's great! One problem I've encountered though: when I try to start it with more than one logfile (using the -f option twice) it will popup, and then immediately exit again. Starting any of the individual logfiles by themselves works fine though. I'm using it on Linux Ubuntu, not sure what version came in the package (how can I check the version?). Let me know if you have any suggestions - thanks.

            18 Sep 2006 05:29 mcclimont

            Patch to allow writing statistics to a file.
            This utility i found perfect for providing statistics that could be parsed and then imported in to Cacti for graphing.

            The only problem i was the on-screen output i couldn't find an easy and clean way to capture the statistics ready for parsing.

            So i've created a patch that allows the parameter: -o [filename] , which allows the clean output of the statistics to a file of your choice.

            The rest of the functionality is un-changed.

            The patch can be found here:



            06 Oct 2003 02:33 gvy

            Re: name clash
            *Much* better now :)

            BTW, if the LICENSE states it's BSD, then you shouldn't keep COPYING to avoid possible confusion.

            Thanks :-)

            03 Oct 2003 16:14 celsworth

            Re: Tailing multiple files

            > It would be nice to tail all the files
            > at the same time for reporting.

            Sure, I've added it onto the TODO list so I don't forget about it.

            03 Oct 2003 16:13 celsworth

            Re: name clash

            > Thanks for the thingie, albeit somewhat
            > CPU-hungry with default settings and not
            > too busy webserver it's very useful at
            > times.

            Okay, now I see what you mean about CPU hungry. 0.6 fixes this bug where apachetop sucked up all the CPU time it could. Linux exhibits slightly strange select() behaviour that FreeBSD doesn't, so that slipped by me. Try the pre-release archive of 0.6 and see if it's any better for you.


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