Getting Data In

How can you get a complete list of all files with the path Splunk is monitoring/ingesting?

cwatterson
New Member

I'm trying to get a list of all files with the path that Splunk is currently monitoring. Google and searches here have proven unfruitful.

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anekkanti_splun
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There's a rest endpoint that lists all the files that splunk is monitoring:
https://localhost:8089/services/admin/inputstatus/TailingProcessor:FileStatus

For more details as to how exactly use the endpoint is described in the blog post:
http://blogs.splunk.com/2011/01/02/did-i-miss-christmas-2/

If you are post 6.3 you could also use the command:
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk list inputstatus

aljohnson_splun
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'd start with

SPL

| metadata type=sources

Then, I'd look to

Data inputs:

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Then look at Local (also check Remote, just below! )

File & Monitor inputs

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So that you can see, for example, a monitor input that has 32 files being monitored:

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cwatterson
New Member

still doesn't give me anything remotely close to what i'm looking for, getting anything out of splunk other that the data it's ingesting is like pulling teeth from an angry bear with 3 of his friends with him.

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