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Why do I see strange characters in Splunk events?

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I'm looking over an XML log and in the Splunk viewer there are events with long strings of the following:


I can't seem to find this string and/or key combination anywhere within the actual raw log files. Any idea why this might be?


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This usually happens when there are hidden .swp files created while you are opening the files by an editor.


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Ultra Champion

Maybe the following can help - Why are some of the events garbled with "\x00"?

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