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Is it possible to configure scripted input to run at a certain time in the day?

remy06
Contributor

Hi,

Currently via the web UI I believe we can only set the interval time for scripted inputs to run.

Is it possible to schedule the script to run at a certain time of a day?say 23:59? instead of intervals?

1 Solution

gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes it is. If you specify interval as a cron-type schedule, it will run on that schedule. From inputs.conf.spec:

interval = <integer>|<cron schedule>
* How often to execute the specified command (in seconds), or a valid cron schedule. 
* NOTE: when a cron schedule is specified the script is not executed on start up
* Defaults to 60 seconds.

So you can set:

interval = 59 23 * * *

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes it is. If you specify interval as a cron-type schedule, it will run on that schedule. From inputs.conf.spec:

interval = <integer>|<cron schedule>
* How often to execute the specified command (in seconds), or a valid cron schedule. 
* NOTE: when a cron schedule is specified the script is not executed on start up
* Defaults to 60 seconds.

So you can set:

interval = 59 23 * * *

Lowell
Super Champion

If I am not mistaken, this is a new feature in 4.1.

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