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How to edit a data input monitor by CLI

Explorer

Hi,

I'm using Splunk6.0.
I tried to disable a data input monitor by CLI (/opt/splunk/bin/splunk edit monitor '/var/log/messages' -disable 1 -auth admin:password). Display shows "Modified monitor of '/var/log/messages'", however it seems that it is not changed.

(I referred to http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0/Data/MonitorfilesanddirectoriesusingtheCLI)

Is it impossible to disable a data input by CLI?

Thanks

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It seems fixed in 6.0.1

`
cd /opt/splunk/bin
./splunk version
Splunk 6.0.1 (build 189883)

./splunk add monitor "/var/log/feed/*.log" -auth admin:changeme

cat ../splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf
[monitor:///var/log/feed/*.log]

./splunk edit monitor "/var/log/feed/*.log" -disabled true -auth admin:changeme

cat ../splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf
[monitor:///var/log/feed/*.log]
disabled = true
`

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It seems fixed in 6.0.1

`
cd /opt/splunk/bin
./splunk version
Splunk 6.0.1 (build 189883)

./splunk add monitor "/var/log/feed/*.log" -auth admin:changeme

cat ../splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf
[monitor:///var/log/feed/*.log]

./splunk edit monitor "/var/log/feed/*.log" -disabled true -auth admin:changeme

cat ../splunk/etc/apps/search/local/inputs.conf
[monitor:///var/log/feed/*.log]
disabled = true
`

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Communicator

Hi,

it seems that it's really not pissible to do that on CLI.

I have tried on a Universal Forwarder with:

./splunk edit monitor /var/SP/MyFiles/ -disabled true
./splunk edit monitor /var/SP/MyFiles/ -disabled 1

But both without the inteded result.

Note that the parameter should be disabled with a tailing "d"....

However, the parameter "disabled" is not listed in the docs, so maybe this is worth for an enhancement request.

Cheers
Norbert

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Communicator

Hi,

maybe you want to let us know which command you have used to change exactly which file? Then we all could learn something...

Thanks

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Explorer

Sorry, I made a mistake. Other app's file was changed.

I tried it again, and I could change monitor status by CLI on a Splunk Server.

Thanks.

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