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windows wildcard path name bug

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Hello All,

I searched on answers but I can't seem to come up with a clear answer. Has anyone figured out a workaround for the "Warning: In Windows, you cannot currently use a wildcard at the root level. For example, this does not work:[monitor://E:\...\foo\*.log]" from http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/data/Specifyinputpathswithwildcards

I am attempting to forward log files using wildcards in my monitor names. I am using Splunk version 4.3.2. Thank you for your help.

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Re: windows wildcard path name bug

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Well, I would guess that you could use

[monitor://E:\dir1\...\foo\*.log]

[monitor://E:\dir2\...\foo\*.log]

[monitor://E:\dir3\...\foo\*.log]

etc.

But there are probably other work-arounds as well. What directories do you want to monitor? Can you give us more details on what you are trying to do?

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Re: windows wildcard path name bug

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Thank you all for your help. I accomplished this by pointing to the specific folder explicitly and then using whitelists to get the necessary logs out.@lguinn, thank you. @jkat54 Thank you, I also try this and see if it works.

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