Search Processing Language (SPL) It is Splunk's proprietary language. SPL encompasses all the search commands and their functions, arguments, and clauses. Its syntax was originally based on the Unix pipeline and SQL. The scope of SPL includes data searching, filtering, modification, manipulation, insertion, and deletion.
Sep 26, 2007 · What this command does, is running a search in Splunk. The search extracts only two fields from the logs, the SourceAddress and the DestinationAddress. Then you format Splunk’s output as CSV (I think there is also a command in Splunk to do so. I’d have to check) and you pipe the output into AfterGlow to visualize it.
Jul 11, 2017 · According to Splunk, “for large exports, the most stable method of search data retrieval is the Command Line Interface (CLI)”. Since we were facing what appeared to be over a terabyte of exported events, this seemed to fit into the “large exports” category.
Search with the CLI or REST API. When you run a search through the command line interface (CLI) or use the search jobs endpoint in the REST API to create a search, the search goes directly to the Splunk search engine without going through Splunk Web. These searches can complete much faster than the searches in Splunk Web because Splunk software does not calculate or generate the event timeline.
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Create an index Like we’ve already mentioned, indexes can be created with Splunk Web, the command-line interface (CLI), or by manually editing the indexes.conf file. Of course, the easiest way to do it is to use Splunk Web.