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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 for vault password

       --become-method 'BECOME_METHOD'
          privilege escalation method to use (default=%default), use ansible-doc -t become -l  to
          list valid choices.

       --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  substitute  playbook
          directory.This sets the relative path for many features  including  roles/  group_vars/

       --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)

          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,  config file location, configured module search path,
          module location, executable location 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

          set the poll interval if using -B (default=15)

       -T 'TIMEOUT', --timeout 'TIMEOUT'
          override the connection timeout in seconds (default=10)

       -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

       -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

       -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 -- 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 directory) 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-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: <>