Install Wkhtmltopdf (HTML Page To PDF Converter) in RHEL, CentOS, Fedora

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28 Responses

  1. Ananda Bhattacharjee says:

    wkhtmltopdf google.pdf
    bash: wkhtmltopdf: command not found

    /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf google.pdf
    Loading pages (1/6)
    Counting pages (2/6)
    Resolving links (4/6)
    Loading headers and footers (5/6)
    Printing pages (6/6)
    Please suggest me what to do now ?

  2. Jonus Joseph says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I am getting below error while trying this command. please check and advice me.

    [root@localhost tmp]$ wkhtmltopdf “\&ei=7n1LVeKNOMPCuAGDjoGACw\&gws_rd=ssl” /tmp/test/web/
    Loading pages (1/6)
    QPainter::begin(): Returned false============================] 100%
    Error: Unable to write to destination
    [root@localhost tmp]$


  3. Eddy says:


    Do we need to add crontab by using root username or nagios username?

  4. eddy says:


    Good article.

    I use this command to create
    wkhtmltopdf –username nagiosadmin –password XXXX “” /usr/local/nagios/report_daily/nagios_daily.pdf

    1. I want run this automatically by using crontab. How do i do it?
    2. I want to add this file at my nagios side.php. How?

    Thank you

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Just add the same command in the crontab file..

      • eddy says:


        Thanks for the reply. Here what ii create at crontab. Please correct me if im wrong.

        56 9 * * * wkhtmltopdf -username nagiosadmin -password XXXX “” /usr/local/nagios/report_daily/nagios_daily.pdf

        From the crontab, i wish to get report at 9.56am everyday. i’m i correct?

        • Ravi Saive says:

          The cron entry is correct, but just you need to add correct path like ‘/usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf’ in the cron entry..

          • Eddy says:

            @Ravi and all,

            I got error (from /var/mail/root)

            From Wed Mar 11 16:49:02 2015
            X-Original-To: root
            Received: by ubuntu-ea (Postfix, from userid 0)
            id 18E07396D; Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:49:01 +0800 (MYT)
            From: (Cron Daemon)
            Subject: Cron wkhtmltopdf -username nagiosadmin -password XXX “http://X.X.X.X/nagios/cgi-bin/status.cgi?servicegroup=HC&style=detail” /usr/local/nagios/report_daily/nagios_daily.pdf
            Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ANSI_X3.4-1968
            Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:49:01 +0800 (MYT)

            Unknown switch -u

            Please help

          • Ravi Saive says:

            Please use the following command in cron file.

            /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf -username nagiosadmin -password XXX “http://X.X.X.X/nagios/cgi-bin/status.cgi?servicegroup=HC&style=detail” /usr/local/nagios/report_daily/nagios_daily.pdf

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