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How do I use Splunk apps btool?


Hello, I'm trying to use btool command to investigate the configurations under the new app you created. Please help. 

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Hi @SamuraP ,

You can specify what configuration you are searching for and filter the returned results for your app context (--app=<yourapp>) and get additional details regarding the source of the produced configuration using --debug

In the example below you will get the props configurations from the "search" app context, along with the file that have generated each line (--debug)

./splunk btool props list --app=search --debug

 Also you can use grep command to filter the returned btool output to further deepen your analysis.

./splunk btool props list --app=search | grep informationThatYouWantToGrep

Additional details and explanations can be found in the Splunk btool documentation from the troubleshooting manual

Hope this will help you! Have a nice day,


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Hi, a newbie aboard!
To start with, you can use the "btool check" command to check whether your configurations are properly formatted or not. If there are any issues, it will let you know.
Next up, you can use the "btool search" command to search for a particular configuration in all the config files. This can come in handy when you have a lot of config files and you're not sure which one contains the configuration you're looking for.
Finally, you can use the "btool dump" command to dump all the configurations in a specified configuration file. This will give you a comprehensive view of all the configurations that are present in that file.
I hope that helps you get started with using btool for your configurations. Let me know if you have any further questions or if you run into any issues along the way.

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Excuse me, did you generate this answer with chatgpt? It's simply wrong. There are no "search" and "dump" commands for btool.

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