the docs in filebeat can be really confusing
"To start Filebeat, you must use the -c config/path option to specify the path to the configuration file."
why? i thought it has a default location.
in here, it states various configuration options in filebeat.yml:
"This is the default base path for configuration files, including the main YAML configuration file", but wait, isn't this option actually defined filebeat.yml configuration ? according to this , it looks like filebeat is reading a configuration file which tells it the configuration file is in another location?
another strange thin is that all other options are identical by name to their cli counter parts,
except path.conf which in cli is - path.config
i'm attempting to use filebeat as a linux service