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File/Directory Information Input

Overview
The File Info add-on provides an input for indexing file meta-data (size, last modified dates, etc.) and indexing it in your Splunk instance to make it searchable.

Release Notes

Version 1.3
Sept. 22, 2017

Added support for deploying on Universal Forwarders

Version 1.2
Sept. 14, 2017

Added ability to define a limit on how many directories deep recursion goes

Version 1.1.2
April 9, 2017

Fixing error that could happen if the input doesn't have access to a directory

Version 1.1.1
March 17, 2017

Making the input continue even if SID lookup fails

Version 1.1
June 20, 2016

Adding output of ACLs

Version 1.0.2
May 24, 2016

Fixing error that occurred in exception handling routine when attempting to generate a hash of a file

Version 1.0.1
Nov. 17, 2015

* Fixing source-typing of modular input logs
* Fixed issue where an exception would sometimes be thrown when the input failed to get results
* Added more information in the logs for when a file could not be accessed

Version 1.0
July 23, 2015

Added ability to compute file hashes

Version 0.7
June 29, 2015

* Added ability to only retrieve entries when they change (only files and directories that have different creation or modification dates would be indexed)

Version 0.6
June 25, 2015

* Added time field so that Splunk no longer interprets one of the other time fields in the results
* Fixed issue where the root directory was not included in the results if the recursive option was set
* Fixed issue where the input would terminate if a file or directory was inaccessible
* Added file_count_recursive and directory_count_recursive to the root file/directory entry
* Added file_count and directory_count to directory entries

Version 0.5
June 23, 2015

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