Can SPLUNK handle circular logs?

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I have a series of logs being written by a custom application and the size of the log files is static, and when the application reaches the bottom of the log file it begins writing again from the top. If I point SPLUNK at one of these logs, will it realize that the log has started at the top again?

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It will realize that the file has changed and reindex the entire file again. It your goal is to allocate a max size that the logs would take why don't you use some sort of log rotating utility (obviously your application needs to play nice with the log rotating util)

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