Ok to define custom grok patterns in default logstash pattern file?

Is there any problem with defining a custom expression in the already existing pattern file that I believe is read here in version 7.2:


I wouldn't think so, but assuming before has nailed me.

Thanks for everyone's help as always.

That could get overwritten during an upgrade or re-install, and I do not see any benefit from doing so. Why not create /usr/share/logstash/patterns and add a file containing the pattern there?

Good point. Honestly, there are so many moving parts I was hoping to minimize customization, but you are correct.

That requires the use of the patterns_dir setting correct?

Not in recent versions. It looks in that directory by default

[2019-09-09T21:07:03,079][DEBUG][logstash.filters.grok    ] Grok patterns path {:paths=>["/usr/share/logstash/vendor/bundle/jruby/2.5.0/gems/logstash-patterns-core-4.1.2/patterns", "/usr/share/logstash/patterns/*"]}

WHAT! Why does no one tell me these things. That is perfect! Thanks Badger. Exactly what I was looking for.

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