Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-26-2014

Flume exec tail -f date on apache log

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?

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎09-29-2014

Re: Flume exec tail -f date on apache log

currently, the answer is NO.


we have modified the source code to support variable in flume.conf and re-compile then it's ok now. 

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