I have installed logstash as a service using the logstash APT repository on Ubuntu 13.10.
So now I can run:
dpkg -s logstash
And it outputs:
Package: logstash Status: install ok installed Priority: extra Section: default Installed-Size: 93362 Maintainer: <jls@ds4172> Architecture: all Version: 1.4.0-1-c82dc09 Depends: java7-runtime-headless | java6-runtime-headless | j2re1.7 Conffiles: /etc/default/logstash 399f19c4d762840a36f6bc056c3739b8 /etc/default/logstash-web d94db9f8dc1d4ced449175a96e8df09d /etc/logrotate.d/logstash 9bb11b4b058868bb41c658c9c3152a83 Description: An extensible logging pipeline License: Apache 2.0 Vendor: Elasticsearch Homepage: http://logstash.net
So I see that the logstash service was successfully installed.
I know that running logstash (not as a service) I can specify a configuration like so:
bin/logstash -f /path/to/config-file
But how would I specify a specific configuration when I am running logstash as a service?