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The Line protocol handler parses simple text lines.

Important: Each line must end with a newline! Especially important when not using a file for input but e.g. TCPServer transport handler or AMQP/RabbitMQ transport handler.


  • delay: Delay of reading in milliseconds (default 0). DEPRECATED: use scheduler.delay instead if not used together with delayeach
  • nanodelay: Delay of reading in nanoseconds (default 0).
  • delayeach: The number of lines between a delay is used (default 0).
  • checkdelay: Delay between reading attempts when the transport stream isn't ready. Useful for polling log files which are currently written to reduce I/O overhead (default 0).
  • readfirstline: Should the first line of the file be ignored (e.g. because of header information) (default: true)
  • debug: If set to true, some additional thinks are available: (default false)
  • dumpEachLine: Dumps lines to the console. if set to 1 each line will be dumped
  • measureEachLine: Measures the processing time between n elements that are dumped
  • lastLine/maxLines: Stop processing after n elements are read