The following are the spec and example files for crawl.conf.
# Version 6.3.11 # # This file contains possible attribute/value pairs for configuring crawl. # # There is a crawl.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/. To set custom # configurations, place a crawl.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. For # help, see crawl.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 # # Set of attribute-values used by crawl. # # If attribute, ends in _list, the form is: # # attr = val, val, val, etc. # # The space after the comma is necessary, so that "," can be used, as in # BAD_FILE_PATTERNS's use of "*,v"
# 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.
* Sets file crawler-specific attributes under this stanza header. * Follow this stanza name with any of the following attributes. root = <semi-colon separate list of directories> * Set a list of directories this crawler should search through. * Defaults to /;/Library/Logs bad_directories_list = <comma-separated list of bad directories> * List any directories you don't want to crawl. * Defaults to: bin, sbin, boot, mnt, proc, tmp, temp, dev, initrd, help, driver, drivers, share, bak, old, lib, include, doc, docs, man, html, images, tests, js, dtd, org, com, net, class, java, resource, locale, static, testing, src, sys, icons, css, dist, cache, users, system, resources, examples, gdm, manual, spool, lock, kerberos, .thumbnails, libs, old, manuals, splunk, splunkpreview, mail, resources, documentation, applications, library, network, automount, mount, cores, lost\+found, fonts, extensions, components, printers, caches, findlogs, music, volumes, libexec bad_extensions_list = <comma-separated list of file extensions to skip> * List any file extensions and crawl will skip files that end in those extensions. * Defaults to: 0t, a, adb, ads, ali, am, asa, asm, asp, au, bak, bas, bat, bmp, c, cache, cc, cg, cgi, class, clp, com, conf, config, cpp, cs, css, csv, cxx, dat, doc, dot, dvi, dylib, ec, elc, eps, exe, f, f77, f90, for, ftn, gif, h, hh, hlp, hpp, hqx, hs, htm, html, hxx, icns, ico, ics, in, inc, jar, java, jin, jpeg, jpg, js, jsp, kml, la, lai, lhs, lib, license, lo, m, m4, mcp, mid, mp3, mpg, msf, nib, nsmap, o, obj, odt, ogg, old, ook, opt, os, os2, pal, pbm, pdf, pdf, pem, pgm, php, php3, php4, pl, plex, plist, plo, plx, pm, png, po, pod, ppd, ppm, ppt, prc, presets, ps, psd, psym, py, pyc, pyd, pyw, rast, rb, rc, rde, rdf, rdr, res, rgb, ro, rsrc, s, sgml, sh, shtml, so, soap, sql, ss, stg, strings, tcl, tdt, template, tif, tiff, tk, uue, v, vhd, wsdl, xbm, xlb, xls, xlw, xml, xsd, xsl, xslt, jame, d, ac, properties, pid, del, lock, md5, rpm, pp, deb, iso, vim, lng, list bad_file_matches_list = <comma-separated list of regex> * Crawl applies the specified regex and skips files that match the patterns. * There is an implied "$" (end of file name) after each pattern. * Defaults to: *~, *#, *,v, *readme*, *install, (/|^).*, *passwd*, *example*, *makefile, core.* packed_extensions_list = <comma-separated list of extensions> * Specify extensions of compressed files to exclude. * Defaults to: bz, bz2, tbz, tbz2, Z, gz, tgz, tar, zip collapse_threshold = <integer> * Specify the minimum number of files a source must have to be considered a directory. * Defaults to 1000. days_sizek_pairs_list = <comma-separated hyphenated pairs of integers> * Specify a comma-separated list of age (days) and size (kb) pairs to constrain what files are crawled. * For example: days_sizek_pairs_list = 7-0, 30-1000 tells Splunk to crawl only files last modified within 7 days and at least 0kb in size, or modified within the last 30 days and at least 1000kb in size. * Defaults to 30-0. big_dir_filecount = <integer> * Skip directories with files above <integer> * Defaults to 10000. index = <$INDEX> * Specify index to add crawled files to. * Defaults to main. max_badfiles_per_dir = <integer> * Specify how far to crawl into a directory for files. * Crawl excludes a directory if it doesn't find valid files within the specified max_badfiles_per_dir. * Defaults to 100.
* Sets network crawler-specific attributes under this stanza header. * Follow this stanza name with any of the following attributes. host = <host or ip> * default host to use as a starting point for crawling a network * Defaults to 'localhost'. subnet = <int> * default number of bits to use in the subnet mask. Given a host with IP 188.8.131.52, a subnet value of 32, would scan only that host, and a value or 24 would scan 123.123.123.*. * Defaults to 32.
# Version 6.3.11 # # The following are example crawl.conf configurations. Configure properties for # crawl. # # To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block into # crawl.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 [files] bad_directories_list= bin, sbin, boot, mnt, proc, tmp, temp, home, mail, .thumbnails, cache, old bad_extensions_list= mp3, mpg, jpeg, jpg, m4, mcp, mid bad_file_matches_list= *example*, *makefile, core.* packed_extensions_list= gz, tgz, tar, zip collapse_threshold= 10 days_sizek_pairs_list= 3-0,7-1000, 30-10000 big_dir_filecount= 100 index=main max_badfiles_per_dir=100 [network] host = myserver subnet = 24
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.11