If I specify pollPeriod parameter for fschange, is it supposed to generate an event each time it checks file for changes or only if it checks and finds that the file was changed?
I monitor for changes separate files as well as folders. Is pollPeriod supposed to work for separate file monitoring also or for folder monitoring only?
The pollPeriod setting only determines how often Splunk will check to see whether the monitored configuration file has changed.
The expected behavior is that an event will be created ONLY when there is a change detected.
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Thank you for the answer. I would expect such behavior too, but that's not what I'm getting.
Please, see the following post with some details: http://answers.splunk.com/questions/3609/fschange-file-monitoring/3626#3626 ("fschange file monitoring")