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Search Reference

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Search command cheatsheet

Cheatsheet PDF

The Search command cheatsheet is a quick command reference complete with descriptions and examples. The cheat sheet is an eight-page PDF file. You can open the PDF and save the file on your computer.

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Note: The examples in this cheatsheet use a leading ellipsis (...) to indicate that there is a search before the pipe operator. A leading pipe indicates that the search command is a generating command and prevents the command-line interface and Splunk Web from prepending the search command to your search.


Have questions about search commands? Check out Splunk Answers to see what questions and answers other Splunk users had about the search language.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7


We are working on updates to them! But, we don't generally update these documents for the latest versions (5.0.x) between major releases (5.0). Thanks!

Sophy, Splunker
August 27, 2013

Are "Search Command Cheat Sheet" & "Search Language Command Reference" PDFs updated for latest version of Splunk?

August 25, 2013

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