Bro eliminating banner in log files .

Hi. Is there a way to eliminate the descriptive record banner that is the first line of the log file?

You can do this per-log or globally.

  redef LogAscii::include_meta=F;

Depending on what this is for, it may be beneficial to just output your log as JSON:
  redef LogAscii::use_json=T;

If you want to do either of these settings only in a single log, you can do this…

event bro_init()
  local filt = Log::Filter($name="default",
                           $config=table(["include_meta"] = "F"));
  Log::add_filter(HTTP::LOG, filt);

You should be able to configure any of the other global ascii log settings the same as I did in that example.


Tangentially but related: I just had a look at the code for ascii.bro. It seems that I can't have both JSON and "normal" text, is that correct?
("But why would you want to?" Because I want to have my cake and eat it too :slight_smile: )


Sure you can! That use_json name is available for use in the $config table that I used in my filter configuration. :slight_smile:


Thank you.

Th global setting did not appear to work, but the individual LOG
filter line did .