How to parse docker logs output / tail output through goaccess? When I do:

docker container logs mycontainer > logs

and then goaccess -f logs it works perfectly, but if I do docker logs --tail all mycontainer | goaccess - it doesn't work :( but in the manual you can do this via tailing command: https://goaccess.io/man

tail -f access.log | goaccess -

Pls help :( I think the problem is that the native tailing differs from docker's?

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What do you mean by "it doesn't work"? I got an error suggesting that the log format wasn't correct:

Fatal error has occurred
Error occured at: src/goaccess.c - set_curses - 1394
No time format was found on your conf file.

When I edited /etc/goaccess.conf (i.e. uncommented/selected time-format, date-format and log-format) the docker logs mycontainer | goaccess - command works as expected.

As an aside, for my nginx proxy inside my docker container, I had to set my log_format as follows:

log-format %v %h %^ %^ [%d:%t %^] "%r" %s %b "%R" "%u"

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