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Re: Graphing Tool
From: Markus Schabel <markus.schabel () tgm ac at>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 23:04:55 +0100

Tony Kava wrote:

I'm looking for a command-line utility to run on a Linux platform that can
generate some line or bar graphs based on basic data such as number of junk
e-mail messages rejected, etc.  I do use MRTG to monitor network devices in
5 minute intervals, but I'm interested in automatically generating some
graphs based on daily totals instead of constant gauge readings.  Perhaps I
can adjust interval settings for MRTG (or RRDTOOL) to accomplish this.

I don't need anything to generate the data, I can script that, but I'm
interested in what others are using to generate graphs like this.  For
example I may want to have a graph showing total junk messages rejected over
the past seven days with one bar (or line point) for each day.  This is
generally a job for a spreadsheet (i.e. Excel), but I want to automate this
so I can view the output on a web interface.

What tools are people using to generate such graphs?

mailgraph (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~dws/software/mailgraph/) - you can change it's behavior so that it only displays daily totals. awstats
should also be able to do this, but I've never played around with it. Of
course it is also possible with MRTG (and RRDtool as you can see on

Just search freshmeat for "mail statistics" or only "statistics", you'll
find a lot ;)

best regards

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