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Blacklisting directory not working - inputs.conf

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inputs.conf

[monitor:///home/foo/logs/*/app]
whitelist = \.gmt.log$
blacklist = monitor
disabled = false

Underneath /home/foo/logs/base/app there are files named foo.YYYYMMDD.gmt.log
There's also a subdirectory named 'monitor'
The app rotates files from the 'app' directory to the 'monitor' directory

But, when I run 'splunk list monitor I see

    /home/foo/logs/base/app
    /home/foo/logs/base/app/foo.20150716.gmt.log
    /home/foo/logs/base/app/foo.20150718.gmt.log
    /home/foo/logs/base/app/monitor
    /home/foo/logs/base/app/monitor/foo.20150710.gmt.log
    /home/foo/logs/base/app/monitor/foo.20150711.gmt.log

Shouldn't those bottom 3 lines be omitted from the output?

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Re: Blacklisting directory not working - inputs.conf

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It looks like the whitelist overrides the blacklist, which is just the opposite of what I would expect. Try this instead:

 [monitor:///home/foo/logs/*/app/*.gmt.log]
 blacklist = monitor

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Re: Blacklisting directory not working - inputs.conf

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Thank you ... That definitely works ... My original monitor stanza had the exact syntax you specify ... (with no blacklist) ... What I found peculiar, is why splunkd would pursue even looking into the monitor subdirectory when the stanza is, in my opinion, quite explicit.

so /home/foo/logs/{a,b,c}/app/*.gmt.log would have no reason to look below, unless something.gmt.log was a subdirectory and not a file

I would have thought that 'monitor' wouldn't come into the picture unless I'd used '...' in one of the pathname elements.

Thanks again.

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