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Define and run a single task 'playbook' against a set of hosts.

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ansible - Define and run a single task 'playbook' against a set of hosts


ansible <host-pattern> [options]


is an extra-simple tool/framework/API for doing remote things. this command allows you to define and run a single task playbook against a set of hosts


--ask-su-pass ask for su password (deprecated, use become) --ask-sudo-pass ask for sudo password (deprecated, use become) --ask-vault-pass ask for vault password --become-method BECOME_METHOD privilege escalation method to use (default=sudo), valid choices: [ sudo | su | pbrun | pfexec | doas | dzdo | ksu | runas | pmrun | enable ] --become-user BECOME_USER run operations as this user (default=root) --list-hosts outputs a list of matching hosts; does not execute anything else --playbook-dir BASEDIR Since this tool does not use playbooks, use this as a subsitute playbook directory.This sets the relative path for many features including roles/ group_vars/ etc. --private-key, --key-file use this file to authenticate the connection --scp-extra-args SCP_EXTRA_ARGS specify extra arguments to pass to scp only (e.g. -l) --sftp-extra-args SFTP_EXTRA_ARGS specify extra arguments to pass to sftp only (e.g. -f, -l) --ssh-common-args SSH_COMMON_ARGS specify common arguments to pass to sftp/scp/ssh (e.g. ProxyCommand) --ssh-extra-args SSH_EXTRA_ARGS specify extra arguments to pass to ssh only (e.g. -R) --syntax-check perform a syntax check on the playbook, but do not execute it --vault-id the vault identity to use --vault-password-file vault password file --version show program’s version number and exit -B SECONDS, --background SECONDS run asynchronously, failing after X seconds (default=N/A) -C, --check don’t make any changes; instead, try to predict some of the changes that may occur -D, --diff when changing (small) files and templates, show the differences in those files; works great with --check -K, --ask-become-pass ask for privilege escalation password -M, --module-path prepend colon-separated path(s) to module library (default=[u'/home/jenkins/.ansible/plugins/modules', u'/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']) -P POLL_INTERVAL, --poll POLL_INTERVAL set the poll interval if using -B (default=15) -R SU_USER, --su-user SU_USER run operations with su as this user (default=None) (deprecated, use become) -S, --su run operations with su (deprecated, use become) -T TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT override the connection timeout in seconds (default=10) -U SUDO_USER, --sudo-user SUDO_USER desired sudo user (default=root) (deprecated, use become) -a MODULE_ARGS, --args MODULE_ARGS module arguments -b, --become run operations with become (does not imply password prompting) -c CONNECTION, --connection CONNECTION connection type to use (default=smart) -e, --extra-vars set additional variables as key=value or YAML/JSON, if filename prepend with @ -f FORKS, --forks FORKS specify number of parallel processes to use (default=5) -h, --help show this help message and exit -i, --inventory, --inventory-file specify inventory host path or comma separated host list. --inventory-file is deprecated -k, --ask-pass ask for connection password -l SUBSET, --limit SUBSET further limit selected hosts to an additional pattern -m MODULE_NAME, --module-name MODULE_NAME module name to execute (default=command) -o, --one-line condense output -s, --sudo run operations with sudo (nopasswd) (deprecated, use become) -t TREE, --tree TREE log output to this directory -u REMOTE_USER, --user REMOTE_USER connect as this user (default=None) -v, --verbose verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)


The following environment variables may be specified. ANSIBLE_CONFIG — Override the default ansible config file Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg


/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg — Config file, used if present ~/.ansible.cfg — User config file, overrides the default config if present


Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.
Copyright © 2017 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible. Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.


ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-galaxy(1), ansible-inventory(1), ansible-playbook(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-vault(1) Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: IRC and mailing list info can be found in file, available in:
Ansible 2.5.1 04/19/2018 ANSIBLE(1)
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