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Hi, this is a question regarding regex in detecting a file name pattern (not parsing of the contents).
In the app I work with we have logfiles with a simple format filename.log, then we have rollovers based on policy (size/age) that look like: filename.log.2020-12-19.1 (last digit increments: 2,3,...999). Obviously, the other digits are YYYY-MM-DD.
Using the website regex101 dot com, I created and tested my regex for the above rollover and it works correctly:
I don't believe ^ and $ are needed for a filename (maybe if it contains spaces??) but I tried with and without, and same result. Auto-detect does not pickup the pattern in my parser mappings, and it goes to basic parser. I know the workaround of going to "Parse With" but just curious, is it some kind of versioning with Regex? Or does LVP use a subset of regex?
Also, my parser args for the file content are, of course, the same for current log or the rollover. Would I be better off keeping one mapping and using a logical OR. e.g ( patternA | patternB)?
Feedback appreciated, thanks!