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creating / adding a blank line in between the data in the file

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I have a file which contains :

Hi this is really great of you !!
My name is john, how are you
this is no one

I am appending few more lines after the last line but before that i want a single blank line to distinguish both the content as : my output should look like this :


Hi this is really great of you !!
My name is john, how are you
this is no one

Hi, this is my new line started
I am happy to know you
great people always smile


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Re: creating / adding a blank line in between the data in the file

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What does this have to do with Splunk? Surely you need to either specify you scenario if it is related!

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Re: creating / adding a blank line in between the data in the file

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Splunk Employee

Are your lines parts of the same events ?

If the pattern is easy to recognize, I would recommend to use a sed command to add new lines characters.

  • at search time with | rex field=_raw mode=sed "s/mylastword/mylastword\n/g"
  • or at index time (more radical) with the sedcmd

in both case, please read the documentation for the commands.

If the pattern is not common, then you'd better fix your source format before indexing it.

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