Capturing MSN bot entries from Apache Web log file


How to capture the MSN (Microsoft Network) bot entries from Web log file?

Here are some Web log file entries:

✍: Guest


MSN Bot is a web crawler from Microsoft that obtains content for the Bing Search engine. MSN Bot uses the following user agent string:

msnbot-media/1.1 (+

The regular expression to capture MSN Bot entries from Apache Web log file can be written as: with the multiple lines modifier "m" specified:

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