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How to blacklist a specific string from a log file

sunilpapaiah
New Member

Hi,

I have a log files under /export/logs/directory

/export/logs/vol-ext-test-ind-UPC-input.log

I tried below option to blacklist the files which has "UPC" string in the log file but no luck. can some one advice on it.

blacklist = Rf-UPC.log$|cg.log$
blacklist = UPC.log$|cg.log$
blacklist = /UPC.log$|cg.log$

Regards,
SP

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DalJeanis
Legend

First thing - regex101.com is your friend. You can pop over there and check out whether your regular expression will match any particular incoming data.

In this case, if you want this file to be excluded...

 /export/logs/vol-ext-test-ind-UPC-input.log

...and if it's ANY log file with UPC somewhere in the file name, then you need a wildcard between UPC and .log to pick up all those letters in -input. That could be like this...

 blacklist = UPC.*\.log$

Now, a . matches EVERYTHING, so you will notice that I escaped it with a slash like this \., to tell the system that I meant to match only a period character, not anything else.

In general, I tend to be paranoid, so I'd also want to make sure that slashes between UPC and .log were NOT matched. This would only be relevant if the particular stanza had some directory wildcarding that could potentially come up with a directory that had UPC in the name. That would look something like this.

 blacklist = UPC[^\/]*\.log$

sunilpapaiah
New Member

above query did not save the actual entries. please find the correct one tested below.

blacklist = vol-UPC.log$|cg.log$
blacklist = UPC.log$|cg.log$
blacklist = /UPC.log$|cg.log$

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