Getting Data In

Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

jcmaynard
Explorer

Let's say I have the following in my inputs.conf file:

[monitor:///splunk/splink/fish/abc_qa/logs/]

whitelist = def*.log$|ghi*.log$|jkl*.log$|mno*.log$|pqr*.log$

sourcetype = applogs

index = risk

disabled = false

crcSalt=

And the directory contains the following files:

def_QA_BOAT.log

ghi_QA_TROUT.log

pqr_QA_worm_count.log

Why don't any of these match?

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jcmaynard
Explorer

I've attempted the above with just the slashes (without the asterisks) and it still doesn't work.

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jcmaynard
Explorer

I've attempted the above with just the slashes (without the asterisks) and it still doesn't work.

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JSapienza
Contributor

Maybe its the page stripping the characters but you Are using
pqr*\.log$ with the asterisk (*) and the slash ()?

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jcmaynard
Explorer

Tried this also with just a single expression in the following format: abc*.log$. No dice. What am I missing?

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JSapienza
Contributor

If you are only specifying the first few characters of the file name you must have the asterisk to wildcard the rest of the file name. You must also have the slash to escape the dot before the file extension. Have you tried using only one expression without the OR "|" ?

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jcmaynard
Explorer

I've attempted the above with just the slashes (without the asterisks) and it still doesn't work.

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jcmaynard
Explorer

using asterisk and slash plus '|' between each file name.

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JSapienza
Contributor

try this:
whitelist = def*\.log$|ghi*\.log$|jkl*\.log$|mno*\.log$|pqr*\.log$

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jcmaynard
Explorer

It tells me nothing matches 'def*.log|ghi*.log|...'. Wouldn't it come back with '_' in the name?

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