Getting Data In

How to debug scripts execution?

Engager

I am trying to debug a loadData.sh scripts, and I do not see output added to Splunk.

What is the best way to debug it, to understand if the script is invoked correctly from Splunk, and where the data is stored?

Thanks, Jean

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I usually go to the Manager->System settings->System logging view change the ExecProcessor to DEBUG mode. Then I usually search ... index=_internal execprocessor to see if Splunk is running the script. Example I have a ps.sh script running in the UNIX app. Splunk is picking it up as you see below..

9:55:21.288 AM
01-07-2011 09:55:21.288 INFO ExecProcessor - Ran script: /home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/etc/apps/unix/bin/ps.sh, took 30.86 milliseconds to run, 17392 bytes read host=class2.splunk.com Options| sourcetype=splunkd Options| source=/home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log Options 2
1/7/11 9:55:21.255 AM
01-07-2011 09:55:21.255 DEBUG ExecProcessor - Running: /home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/etc/apps/unix/bin/ps.sh host=class2.splunk.com Options| sourcetype=splunkd Options| source=/home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log Options

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I usually go to the Manager->System settings->System logging view change the ExecProcessor to DEBUG mode. Then I usually search ... index=_internal execprocessor to see if Splunk is running the script. Example I have a ps.sh script running in the UNIX app. Splunk is picking it up as you see below..

9:55:21.288 AM
01-07-2011 09:55:21.288 INFO ExecProcessor - Ran script: /home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/etc/apps/unix/bin/ps.sh, took 30.86 milliseconds to run, 17392 bytes read host=class2.splunk.com Options| sourcetype=splunkd Options| source=/home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log Options 2
1/7/11 9:55:21.255 AM
01-07-2011 09:55:21.255 DEBUG ExecProcessor - Running: /home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/etc/apps/unix/bin/ps.sh host=class2.splunk.com Options| sourcetype=splunkd Options| source=/home/rrpdfserver/opt/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log Options

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