Generating Plugins

You can now create your own Logstash plugin in seconds! The generate subcommand of bin/logstash-plugin creates the foundation for a new Logstash plugin with templatized files. It creates the correct directory structure, gemspec files, and dependencies so you can start adding custom code to process data with Logstash.

Example Usage

bin/logstash-plugin generate --type input --name xkcd --path ~/ws/elastic/plugins
  • --type: Type of plugin - input, filter, output, or codec
  • --name: Name for the new plugin
  • --path: Directory path where the new plugin structure will be created. If not specified, it will be created in the current directory.