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Welcome to Youtubebeat.

Ensure that this folder is at the following location: ${GOPATH}/src/

Getting Started with Youtubebeat


Init Project

To get running with Youtubebeat and also install the dependencies, run the following command:

make setup

It will create a clean git history for each major step. Note that you can always rewrite the history if you wish before pushing your changes.

To push Youtubebeat in the git repository, run the following commands:

git remote set-url origin
git push origin master

For further development, check out the beat developer guide.


To build the binary for Youtubebeat run the command below. This will generate a binary in the same directory with the name youtubebeat.



To run Youtubebeat with debugging output enabled, run:

./youtubebeat -c youtubebeat.yml -e -d "*"


To test Youtubebeat, run the following command:

make testsuite


make unit-tests
make system-tests
make integration-tests
make coverage-report

The test coverage is reported in the folder ./build/coverage/


Each beat has a template for the mapping in elasticsearch and a documentation for the fields which is automatically generated based on fields.yml by running the following command.

make update


To clean Youtubebeat source code, run the following commands:

make fmt
make simplify

To clean up the build directory and generated artifacts, run:

make clean


To clone Youtubebeat from the git repository, run the following commands:

mkdir -p ${GOPATH}/src/
git clone ${GOPATH}/src/

For further development, check out the beat developer guide.


The beat frameworks provides tools to crosscompile and package your beat for different platforms. This requires docker and vendoring as described above. To build packages of your beat, run the following command:

make release

This will fetch and create all images required for the build process. The whole process to finish can take several minutes.


env PLATFORMS='linux' make release; and scp build/distributions/youtubebeat-6.5.0-linux-x86.tar.gz REMOTE_SERVER:/tmp/ELK; and ssh REMOTE_SERVER "cd /tmp/ELK; rm -rf youtubebeat-6.5.0-linux-x86; tar xvf youtubebeat-6.5.0-linux-x86.tar.gz"