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btool app name length limit

Explorer

It looks as if btool, when run with --debug, only shows the first 10 characters of the app name. Unfortunately the first 10 characters of of our app names are often the same.

Is there any way around this? ...and please don't say rename all your apps 🙂

Thanks,

-Yisroel

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Re: btool app name length limit

Motivator

We actually noticed this just recently also. Ironically it is a bug with the debug output.

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Re: btool app name length limit

Explorer

Can I get a fix? Should I open a case?

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Re: btool app name length limit

Champion

This issue has been fixed as of version 5.0.3. That version shows the full path to the file that contains the "winning" setting. With versions prior to that, you'll have to resort to find with -exec grep {} \; or some other (admittedly painful) means.

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Re: btool app name length limit

Explorer

Thanks. Can I use the updated btool with 4.3.6?

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Re: btool app name length limit

Champion

Fair question. I suppose the answer is found in the response to "does your local system have the shared libraries required by the new btool program?" You could copy a 5.0.3 btool binary to your system into say your home directory, and try 'ldd btool' to see if it can find the libraries it needs.

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Influencer

I would discourage you from trying to do so. It's very likely not to work as I believe that btool relies on the splunkd binary to do some of its work.

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