How to read and file content in UNIX server using filebeat configuration

Hello Everyone,

I have some applications writing the logs to & file in UNIX servers.

I have to read the log content from above files using filebeat.yml and send the same to Logstash.

Could you please help me how to read/configure the input section as i am not able to find the exact path for local files.



In order to find easily files on linux you can use the command "find"

example here starting from root directory :

sudo find / -name "" 

once you have the path of the file you can forward them to logstash using filebeat on your UNIX servers simply deploy the filebeat package and configure something like


- type: log
  enabled: true
    - "/path/" 

to configure filebeat please read the documentation :

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