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How can i search Regular expressions file Content



Search String is: name=test1 flags=279 (with break)


File Content: <content> name=test1 flags=279 window_num=0 name=test2 flags=279 window_num=0 <inputs>

filesensor prtg regex

Created on Aug 12, 2014 8:24:54 PM

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Dear Mr. Brauckmann

The File Content Sensor (https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/file_content_sensor.htm) allows to use Regex as search. The search method can be configured in the sensor settings, section "Search Method".

Limitations of the Regex methods are:

- The entire regular expression must fit into a single line - If multiple results are found, only the last one will be returned

Created on Aug 13, 2014 12:18:05 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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