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Is this interval field in the inputs.conf in seconds or minutes?

jeremyhagand61
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Hi,

Is this interval field in the inputs.conf in seconds or minutes?

Cheers,
Jeremy

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damien_chillet
Builder

Hi jeremy,

The interval field is in seconds:

interval = [<number>|<cron schedule>]
* How often to run the specified command (in seconds), or a valid cron
  schedule.
* NOTE: when you specify a cron schedule, the input does not run the
  script on start-up.
* If you specify the interval as a number, it may have a fractional
  component; e.g., 3.14
* The cron implementation for data inputs does not currently support names
  of months or days.
* Defaults to 60.0 seconds.
* The special value 0 forces this scripted input to be run continuously;
  that is, as soon as the script exits, the input restarts it.
* The special value -1 causes the scripted input to run once on start-up.

as per in http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Inputsconf
You can usually find this kind of information directly in splunk docs 🙂

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damien_chillet
Builder

Hi jeremy,

The interval field is in seconds:

interval = [<number>|<cron schedule>]
* How often to run the specified command (in seconds), or a valid cron
  schedule.
* NOTE: when you specify a cron schedule, the input does not run the
  script on start-up.
* If you specify the interval as a number, it may have a fractional
  component; e.g., 3.14
* The cron implementation for data inputs does not currently support names
  of months or days.
* Defaults to 60.0 seconds.
* The special value 0 forces this scripted input to be run continuously;
  that is, as soon as the script exits, the input restarts it.
* The special value -1 causes the scripted input to run once on start-up.

as per in http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Inputsconf
You can usually find this kind of information directly in splunk docs 🙂

Mallikarjuna
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Will interval = -1 also gets executed when below API is called

http://host:8089/services/apps/local/_reload
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