## Step 5: Starting Filebeatedit

Start Filebeat by issuing the appropriate command for your platform.

If you use an init.d script to start Filebeat on deb or rpm, you can’t specify command line flags (see Command Line Options). To specify flags, start Filebeat in the foreground.

deb:

`sudo /etc/init.d/filebeat start`

rpm:

`sudo /etc/init.d/filebeat start`

mac:

`sudo ./filebeat -e -c filebeat.yml -d "publish"`

win:

`PS C:\Program Files\Filebeat> Start-Service filebeat`

By default, Windows log files are stored in `C:\ProgramData\filebeat\Logs`.

Filebeat is now ready to send log files to your defined output.