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Splunk Enterprise version 7.1 is no longer supported as of October 31, 2020. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
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This feature is deprecated.
The input command is deprecated in the Splunk platform as of version 7.1.0. Although this feature continues to function in this version, it was removed in version 7.3.0. To add, enable, or disable inputs, use Splunk Web or edit the inputs.conf file.

In the 7.1.0 Release Notes, see Deprecated features.

In the 7.3.0 Release Notes, see Removed features in version 7.3.


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.


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

Optional arguments

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


Example 1:

Remove all csv files that are currently being processed

source=*csv | input remove

Last modified on 30 July, 2020

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10

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