I recently removed google analytics and found out about goaccess which just works with log files. So here are a few usefull commands for running goaccess on the command line with apache logs for future me and anybody else.

First change to the dir of the log file.

cd /var/log/apache2

This line uses all access.log files, also those of previous days:

zcat access.log.*.gz | goaccess access.log --log-format=COMMON

This line uses all other_vhosts_access.log files, also those previous days:

zcat other_vhosts_access.log.*.gz | goaccess other_vhosts_access.log --log-format=VCOMMON

It should look something like this:


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