crawl

crawl

noun

  • The search command that examines your file system for new data sources to add to your index.
  • The configured search that performs the identical function.

verb

crawl, crawling

  • The act of searching (crawling) your file system for new data sources to add to your index.

You can configure a crawler to crawl your file system for different types of data sources.

For more information

In Getting Data In:

Note: The crawl command has been deprecated in Splunk Enterprise 6.0.

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