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Why is my regex for SEDCMD in props.conf not removing repeated dashes when parsing data?

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My developers are adding dashes --- in their logs all over. Sometimes 1.. sometimes 10 dashes. Makes them look really ugly in Splunk. Hoping to remove them using SEDCMD. Any idea why this isn't working?

SEDCMD-fixdash=s/[-]*/-/g

thanks,
-Daniel

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If they are your developers, make them stop doing that stuff and log JSON instead. 😉

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Try SEDCMD-fixdash=s/-+/-/g
Dash is not a RegEx special character, so no character class needed. '+' means 'one or more'.