This release includes a new
exec source that can be used to run programs outside of Vector to generate log events by
consuming the stdout and stderr output streams. This can be especially useful to consume input from sources that Vector
does not yet natively support such as querying data from a Postgres database via
It is capable of either running a command on an interval or starting up a long-running command.
exec source documentation][docs.sources.exec] for more details and examples.
Thanks to @moogstuart for this contribution.