runshellscript command is an internal, unsupported, experimental command. See
About internal commands.
For Splunk Enterprise deployments, executes scripted alerts. This command is not supported as a search command.
This command is considered risky because, if used incorrectly, it can pose a security risk or potentially lose data when it runs. As a result, this command triggers SPL safeguards. See SPL safeguards for risky commands in Securing the Splunk Platform.
runshellscript <script-filename> <result-count> <search-terms> <search-string> <savedsearch-name> <description> <results-url> <deprecated-arg> <results_file> <search-ID> <results-file-path-deprecated-arg>
The script file needs to be located in either
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/<app-name>/bin/scripts. The following table describes the arguments passed to the script.
|$0||The filename of the script.|
|$1||The result count, or number of events returned.|
|$2||The search terms.|
|$3||The fully qualified search string.|
|$4||The name of the saved search.|
|$5||The description or trigger reason. For example, "The number of events was greater than 1."|
|$6||The link to saved search results.|
|$7||DEPRECATED - empty string argument.|
|$8||The search ID.|
runshellscript command validates the
$8 search ID argument on
- Whether the provided search ID exists.
- Whether you have permission to access the provided search ID.
About searches in the CLI
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4
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