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Can I use a python script on a Windows universal forwarder?

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os: windows 7-64bit / splunk 6.2.0 / universal forwarder 6.2.0

current my python inputs.conf

[script://.\bin\test\test.py]

i know that universal forwarder doesn't include python bundle, but i want python script on the universal forwarder.

i tried python install and set [script://python_path\python .\bin\test\test.py], but it failed.

Is there any way?

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Re: Can I use a python script on a Windows universal forwarder?

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Yes! You can run Python scripts on the UF. But, you need to launch your script from within a shell script (or BAT script on Windows).

So your inputs.conf would be

[script://.\bin\test\launchtest.sh]

And launchtest.sh would contain something like this

#!/bin/sh
# launch the python script 
# you could include environment variables, more specific path names, etc as needed
./test.py

Make sure that launchtest.sh is executable. Thats's all you need!

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Re: Can I use a python script on a Windows universal forwarder?

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Thank you for answers.
Fixed an issue thanks to you.

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Re: Can I use a python script on a Windows universal forwarder?

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Do we need to install Python to run the script? Or UF comes with Python interpreter?

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Re: Can I use a python script on a Windows universal forwarder?

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I installed Python in windows, and set PYTHON_HOME. try it.

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could you please provide me steps to run the python script on universal forwarder ,since I am new to splunk I don't know how to run .bat file in windows .please provide all configuration details like input.conf and other configuration file.

I would be great help for me

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