File input - Windows style paths not supported
When using the file and trying to get all files in C:\myfolder, the following setup will not work.
path => "C:\\myfolder
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.
I found a work around for the "Exception in thread "LogStash::Runner" org.jruby.exceptions.RaiseException: (IOError) The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect" problem.
Make sure your drive letter is upper case like this
If its not try:
And it should be possible to start logstash without that nasty error.
Update: Tested on Windows 7 Service pack 1
Still working on this. I'll have it fixed for the next release.
Any update on this issue,
I' hitting this too and it is blocking