File

Overview

The file plugin parses the complete contents of a file every interval using the selected input data format.

Note: If you wish to parse only newly appended lines use the tail input plugin instead.

Configuration

[[inputs.file]]
  ## Files to parse each interval.  Accept standard unix glob matching rules,
  ## as well as ** to match recursive files and directories.
  files = ["/tmp/metrics.out"]

  ## Data format to consume.
  ## Each data format has its own unique set of configuration options, read
  ## more about them here:
  ## https://github.com/circonus-labs/circonus-unified-agent/blob/master/docs/DATA_FORMATS_INPUT.md
  data_format = "influx"

  ## Name a tag containing the name of the file the data was parsed from.  Leave empty
  ## to disable.
  # file_tag = ""