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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       ansible <host-pattern> [options]

DESCRIPTION

       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

COMMON OPTIONS

       --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 | machinectl ]

       --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)

ENVIRONMENT

       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 https://docs.ansible.com/. or use the ansible-config command.

FILES

       /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.

AUTHOR

       Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.

COPYRIGHT

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

SEE ALSO

       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:    <‐
       https://docs.ansible.com>.   IRC  and  mailing  list   info   can   be   found   in   file
       CONTRIBUTING.md, available in: <https://github.com/ansible/ansible>