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Display lines before and after the results of your string search

jtpryan
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I want to do a specific string search, say "mary had a little lamb" and have it return the results including the 5 lines previous and the 5 lines after.

I have seen some (too complex to believe) results here, but all near 10 years old.  Is there a more recent, simpler way to do this?  It is a simple switch in grep.

 

Thanks

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to4kawa
SplunkTrust
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index=yours [search "mary had a little lamb" | eval earliest=relative_time(_time,"-5s"), latest=relative_time(_time,"+5s") | fields earliest latest | format]

Unlike grep, you can only handle it in time.

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