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Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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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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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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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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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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Re: Underscores in inputs.conf...HELP!

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

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