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  1. logstash
  2. LOGSTASH-430

File input - Windows style paths not supported

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    • Type: Bug/Feature
    • Status: Confirmed (View Workflow)
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.9, 1.1.10
    • Fix Version/s: bugs

      Description

      When using the file and trying to get all files in C:\myfolder, the following setup will not work.

      input {
      file

      { ... path => "C:\\myfolder\\*.log" ... }

      }

      The issue seems to come from the use of Dir#glob - https://github.com/jordansissel/ruby-filewatch/blob/master/lib/filewatch/watch.rb#L115

      When using Dir.glob, \ is treated as a special character for escaping - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob_(programming)#Syntax. The path entered into Logstash appears to be handed in unadultered to FileWatch::Watch, so the Dir.glob call fails to find any results.

      The easy fix is to change all paths to unix style, so instead of C:\\myfolder
      *.log it becomes C:/myfolder/*.log (which I like more anyway ). However for a Windows user this would be pretty confusing and there is no indication that the file path is wrong.

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              • Assignee:
                logstash-dev Logstash Developers
                Reporter:
                jpcamara JP Camara
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