Web Log Storming: Using File and Path parameters

We are makers of Web Log Storming. It was released to public more than a year ago, and unpolished version we use almost for 3 years. Despite of all that, it keeps surprising us with its capabilities. Almost to say: “We made a monster!” 🙂 One of the most powerful features is Path and File parameter.

Simplest use of File wildcard parameter is well known syntax: *.html, or *.html, *.exe. Maybe it’s not too obvious that this means “visited *.html or *.exe”. Other examples are:

  • +*.html, +*.exe
    visited *.html and *.exe”
  • +*.html, *.exe, *.zip
    visited *.html and any of *.exe or *.zip
  • +*.html, -*.exe
    visited *.html and not *.exe

Path parameter is similar, but can give more interesting results:

  • *, /a.html, *
    visited a.html (same as File wildcard: /a.html)
  • *, /a.html, /b.html, *
    visited a.html and b.html directly after
  • *, /a.html, *, /b.html, *
    visited a.html and b.html after (not necessary directly)
  • /a.html, *, /b.html, *
    entered at a.html and visited b.html after that
  • *, /a.html, *, /b.html
    visited a.html and exited from b.html

Using different combinations you can easily calculate specific conversions.

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