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Field manipulation using SED

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I am testing using Splunk to index a minecraft server, but have some problem with user name.
Lines look like this:

Fri Mar 04 22:24:58 CET 2016 action=block_broken player=§4BirksX§r world=world x=30.0 y=105.0 z=-281.0 game_time=8303 block_type=LONG_GRAS
Fri Mar 04 22:24:58 CET 2016 action=block_broken player=Pardur1 world=world x=30.0 y=105.0 z=-281.0 game_time=8303 block_type=LONG_GRAS

Since field names do confirm to some=data they are automatically extracted.
For some reason some user has §4 in front of name and §r after it.

I have temporary solved this by using SED like this:

source=minecraft | rex mode=sed field=player "s/(§4|§r)//g" | top player

This works fine.
But I would like to remove the data from the indexed data, so I tried this:

props.conf
[minecraft]
SED-remove_data = "s/(§4|§r)//g"

and

props.conf
[minecraft]
SED-remove_data = s/(§4|§r)//g

But none of them works.
What do I do wrong?

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1 Solution

Builder

Problem was the ASCII code 245 = § ( Section sign ) and I need to use SEDCMD and not SED
After some sleep and some more googling, I found how to remove it, like this:

[minecraft]
SEDCMD-remove_data = s/\xa7\(r\|4\)//g

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Builder

Problem was the ASCII code 245 = § ( Section sign ) and I need to use SEDCMD and not SED
After some sleep and some more googling, I found how to remove it, like this:

[minecraft]
SEDCMD-remove_data = s/\xa7\(r\|4\)//g

View solution in original post

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The correct attribute name is SEDCMD in props.conf.

Also, hope you're adding this props.conf on heavy forwarder/indexer

Builder

Will test it out.
I do only have one Splunk server, no forwarder.

Edit.
Dit not work on my server.

[minecraft]
SEDCMD-remove_data = "s/(§4|§r)//g"

Edit2.
It seem to be that the § symbol messes things up.
After removing the " in SEDCMD command, it has no more player, but changed it to playe and have removed the 4 from the time, so it get like this:

playe=§BirksX§r

I can see in nano that the § shows like a strange character, but ok using cat.

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