Multiple Match Array

I am trying to parse a message that will have multiple items that I am trying to capture into an array.

For example :
message: test message @word blah blah @word test ...

In this case, the number of captures can and will be different per message field.

I cannot seem to figure how to capture these specific words that start with an @ symbol.

I would do that in ruby

ruby { code => 'event.set("matches", event.get("message").scan(/@\w+/))' }


But I will pass on Ruby.

Can you expand on your objection to using a ruby filter in logstash?

Is that a plugin that has to be installed? I am trying to stay with the native plugins.

It is installed by default.

Ah ok. I might it whirl then. Thank you sir.