Splunk Search

From the CLI, how do I run a simple search through the last 15 minutes of data?

Path Finder

I looked at the documentation here: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.1/SearchReference/CLIsearchsyntax

And it states to use either the "latest_time" or the "earliest_time" for time, and for either of these I can use the Relative Time Modifiers found here: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.1/User/ChangeTheTimeRangeOfYourSearch

The "earliest_time" appears to start from the current time and go backwards, so I'm using it.

I have run the following for the earliest_time:

./splunk search 'host="was01" earliest_time=-15m@s'

The results retrieved are NOT within the last 15 minutes (ran query @ 15:38):

[6/4/10 15:38:31:623 CDT]


[6/4/10 15:37:36:051 CDT]

Any ideas on why it is only going back about 1 minute instead of 15 minutes like my query is intended to?

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Sean

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Path Finder

Got it

./splunk search 'host="was01" earliest_time=-15m@s' -maxout 0

notice the "maxout 0" appended to the end, and notice that it is outside of the ending single quote

Path Finder

I'm beginning to think it has something to do with the default number of results being set to 100

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Should be earliest=-15m, not earliest_time=... if you are using within the search string. It is earliest_time from the API, which would be a separate CLI argument.

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