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Not able to add monitor a directory. I'm getting Parameters must be in the form '-parameter value' error.

druvakumar
Path Finder

I tried two ways
1). C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor -source C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log
Parameters must be in the form '-parameter value'

2). C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor -source C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log\atlassian-jira.log
Parameters must be in the form '-parameter value'

I'm getting I'm getting Parameters must be in the form '-parameter value' error. Can someone help me here?

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p_gurav
Champion

Can you try:

C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log

Also try using tab for auto selecting source name including space.

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p_gurav
Champion

Can you try:

C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log

Also try using tab for auto selecting source name including space.

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druvakumar
Path Finder

I tried "C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log" this aswell, it didn't work
is there any other param which we need to include?

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p_gurav
Champion

Can you try putting source in double quotes:

C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk add monitor "C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log"

druvakumar
Path Finder

Thank you! it worked 🙂

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Splunk is probably not liking the space in the source file name. Try putting double quotes around the name or use the 8.3 form of file name (C:\Progra~1\...).

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vishwanthini
Engager

By using double quotes around the path worked for me. Until i put it in double quotes, i kept getting the "Parameters must be in the form '-parameter value'" error

Here is the command i used
C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\bin>splunk install app "C:\Program Files\Splunk\splunkclouduf.spl" -auth admin:changeme

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