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Beginning with version 7.1.0, the input command is deprecated. See the 7.1.0 Release Notes.
To add, enable, or disable inputs, use Splunk Web or edit the inputs.conf file.

Description

Adds or disables sources from being processed by the search. Enables or disables inputs in inputs.conf with optional sourcetype and index settings. Any additional attribute=values are added to inputs.conf. If you have Splunk Enterprise, you can view the log of changes to inputs in the following file: $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/inputs.log.

Syntax

input (add | remove) [sourcetype=string] [index=string] [string=string]...

Optional arguments

sourcetype
Datatype: <string>
Description: When adding a new input, label the input so the data it acquires uses this sourcetype.
index
Datatype: <string>
Description: When adding a new input, label the input so the data it acquires is sent to this index. Make sure this index exists.
string
Datatype: <string>
Description: Used to specify custom user fields.

Examples

Example 1:

Remove all csv files that are currently being processed

source=*csv | input remove

Answers

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.0


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