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From Roshan Naik <ros...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Flume exec tail -f date on apache log
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:49:37 GMT
for advanced commands like that. you will need to additionally use the
'shell' option in the exec source. see the user guide for an example.
-roshan


On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Guyle Taber <gtaber@ebates.com> wrote:

>  I'm trying to setup a flume source using the exec type and using tail -F
> on a log file that will be date stamped. The docs indicate typical unix
> commands would work, but this is not working at all.
>
>
>
> agent.sources.apache.command = tail -F
> /usr/local/apache/localhost/logs/access_log.`date +%Y%m%d`
>
>
>
> If I use "tail -F /usr/local/apache/localhost/logs/access_log.`date
> +%Y%m%d`" at the shell it works perfectly, but used inside the flume.conf
> for this source, I get nothing.
>
>
>
> Is there a way to use the unix date formatting in the source definition in
> flume.conf?
>
>
>
> -- Guyle
>
>
>

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