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Is there a Splunk command to find out configuration errors or typos?

Path Finder

Hi,

I was wondering is there a Splunk command to find out configuration errors? For example, LINE_BrEAKER in props has a typo. So is there anyway we could find out these types of errors?

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use btool

In a terminal on the Splunk server, use the command

$ SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool check

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SplunkTrust

Other useful variants are

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool validate-strptime
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool validate-regex

Just run $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk btool to see full syntax and options.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

See also Use btool to troubleshoot configurations in the Splunk Enterprise Troubleshooting Manual.

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Path Finder

Where do i might see the log files for BTOOL?

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btool just outputs to standardout, so you see its output immediately on the commandline after entering that command.

For more convenient viewing, you can redirect the output to a file, or pipe it to a viewer like less or more the usual way.

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@kteng2024 - Did the answer provided by rjthibod help provide a working solution to your question? If yes, please don't forget to resolve this post by clicking "Accept" and upvote any helpful comments. If no, please leave a comment with more feedback. Thank you.

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Re: Is there a Splunk command to find out configuration errors or typos?

Path Finder

I found out that for checking the log fil i used > file.txt

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