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sourcetypes.conf

The following are the spec and example files for sourcetypes.conf.

sourcetypes.conf.spec

#  Version 6.6.1
#
# NOTE: sourcetypes.conf is a machine-generated file that stores the document
# models used by the file classifier for creating source types.

# Generally, you should not edit sourcetypes.conf, as most attributes are
# machine generated.  However, there are two attributes which you can change.
#
# There is a sourcetypes.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/ To set custom
# configurations, place a sourcetypes..conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/.
# For examples, see sourcetypes.conf.example. You must restart Splunk to enable
# configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the
# documentation located at
# http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles

GLOBAL SETTINGS


# Use the [default] stanza to define any global settings.
#   * You can also define global settings outside of any stanza, at the top of
#     the file.
#   * Each conf file should have at most one default stanza. If there are
#     multiple default stanzas, attributes are combined. In the case of
#     multiple definitions of the same attribute, the last definition in the
#     file wins.
#   * If an attribute is defined at both the global level and in a specific
#     stanza, the value in the specific stanza takes precedence.


_sourcetype = <value>
* Specifies the sourcetype for the model.
* Change this to change the model's sourcetype.
* Future sources that match the model will receive a sourcetype of this new
  name.


_source = <value>
* Specifies the source (filename) for the model.

sourcetypes.conf.example

#   Version 6.6.1
#
# This file contains an example sourcetypes.conf.  Use this file to configure
# sourcetype models.
#
# NOTE: sourcetypes.conf is a machine-generated file that stores the document
# models used by the file classifier for creating source types.
#
# Generally, you should not edit sourcetypes.conf, as most attributes are
# machine generated.  However, there are two attributes which you can change.
#
# To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block into
# sourcetypes.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. You must restart Splunk
# to enable configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the
# documentation located at
# http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles

#
# This is an example of a machine-generated sourcetype models for a fictitious
# sourcetype cadcamlog.
#

[/Users/bob/logs/bnf.x5_Thu_Dec_13_15:59:06_2007_171714722]
_source = /Users/bob/logs/bnf.x5
_sourcetype = cadcamlog
L----------- = 0.096899
L-t<_EQ> = 0.016473

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.6.1


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