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Why are there 3 config file slashes?

Path Finder

All, I am relatively new to Splunk and trying to understand some basics along the way.


From the Splunk online info, I see the "Example of static host value assignment" ...

This example covers any events coming in from /var/log/httpd

host = webhead-1

Why are there 3 slashes? I understand that the first slash in /var needs to be escaped, but why the 2nd slash?

Sorry for the simple question, but it keeps bugging me.

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Path Finder

My conclusion thus far is that 2 of the slashes are simply the format required for inputs.conf and the 3rd slash is to indicate the path is starting at root for the absolute address path

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