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       ansible-console - REPL console for executing Ansible tasks.


       ansible-console [<host-pattern>] [options]


       a  REPL that allows for running ad-hoc tasks against a chosen inventory (based on dominis'


          ask for su password (deprecated, use become)

          ask for sudo password (deprecated, use become)

          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 | machinectl ]

       --become-user 'BECOME_USER'
          run operations as this user (default=root)

          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)

          one-step-at-a-time: confirm each task before running

          perform a syntax check on the playbook, but do not execute it

          the vault identity to use

          vault password file

          show program's version number and exit

       -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

       -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)

       -b, --become
          run operations with become (does not imply password prompting)

       -c 'CONNECTION', --connection 'CONNECTION'
          connection type to use (default=smart)

       -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

       -k, --ask-pass
          ask for connection password

       -l 'SUBSET', --limit 'SUBSET'
          further limit selected hosts to an additional pattern

       -s, --sudo
          run operations with sudo (nopasswd) (deprecated, use become)

       -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 -- Specify override location for the ansible config file

       Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

       For a full list check or use the ansible-config command.


       /etc/ansible/ansible.cfg -- Config file, used if present

       ~/.ansible.cfg -- User config file, overrides the default config if present

       ./ansible.cfg -- Local config file (in current working direcotry) assumed to  be  'project
       specific' and overrides the rest if present.

       As mentioned above, the ANSIBLE_CONFIG environment variable will override all others.


       Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.


       Copyright © 2018 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible.  Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3


       ansible (1), ansible-config (1), ansible-doc (1),  ansible-galaxy  (1),  ansible-inventory
       (1), ansible-playbook (1), ansible-pull (1), ansible-vault (1)

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