GoAccess working with Centos 7

I use Nginx as a proxy for my dotnet core application and with that I wanted to get some reporting so I installed GoAccess, which generates a nice HTML report.

Set this up in your root crontab via a “crontab -e” as root:

0 * * * * /bin/bash /opt/generate_report.sh


Note the extra blank line, you will go crazy trying to get this to work if you don’t add the blank line at the end.

Then edit your generate_report.sh file like this:

/usr/bin/zcat -f /var/log/nginx/*.log* | /usr/bin/goaccess --log-format=COMBINED -o /var/www/logreport.html -

Note the extra “-” at the end of the command line without it the cron execute does not work.