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NAME

       ansible-pull - pull playbooks from VCS server and run them using this machine as the
       target.

SYNOPSIS

       ansible-pull -U URL [options] [ <filename.yml> ]

DESCRIPTION

       Ansible is an extra-simple tool/framework/API for doing 'remote things'.

       Use ansible-pull to set up a remote copy of ansible on each managed node, each set to run
       via cron and update playbook source via a source repository. This inverts the default push
       architecture of ansible into a pull architecture, which has near-limitless scaling
       potential.

       The setup playbook can be tuned to change the cron frequency, logging locations, and
       parameters to ansible-pull.

       This is useful both for extreme scale-out as well as periodic remediation. Usage of the
       fetch module to retrieve logs from ansible-pull runs would be an excellent way to gather
       and analyze remote logs from ansible-pull.

OPTIONAL ARGUMENT

       filename.yml
           The name of one the YAML format files to run as an ansible playbook. This can be a
           relative path within the checkout. If not provided, ansible-pull will look for a
           playbook based on the host’s fully-qualified domain name, on the host hostname and
           finally a playbook named local.yml.

OPTIONS

       --accept-host-key
           Adds the hostkey for the repo URL if not already added.

       --ask-become-pass
           Ask for privilege escalation password.

       -k, --ask-pass
           Prompt for the connection password, if it is needed for the transport used. For
           example, using ssh and not having a key-based authentication with ssh-agent.

       --ask-su-pass
           Prompt for su password, used with --su (deprecated, use become).

       -K, --ask-sudo-pass
           Prompt for the password to use with --sudo, if any (deprecated, use become).

       --ask-vault-pass
           Prompt for vault password.

       -C CHECKOUT, --checkout=CHECKOUT
           Branch/Tag/Commit to checkout. If not provided, uses default behavior of module used
           to check out playbook repository.

       -d DEST, --directory=DEST
           Directory to checkout repository into. If not provided, a subdirectory of
           ~/.ansible/pull/ will be used.

       -e EXTRA_VARS, --extra-vars='EXTRA_VARS
           Extra variables to inject into a playbook, in key=value key=value format or as quoted
           YAML/JSON (hashes and arrays). To load variables from a file, specify the file
           preceded by @ (e.g. @vars.yml).

       -f, --force
           Force running of playbook even if unable to update playbook repository. This can be
           useful, for example, to enforce run-time state when a network connection may not
           always be up or possible.

       --full
           Do a full clone of the repository. By default ansible-pull will do a shallow clone
           based on the last revision.

       -h, --help
           Show the help message and exit.

       -i PATH, --inventory=PATH
           The PATH to the inventory, which defaults to /etc/ansible/hosts. Alternatively you can
           use a comma separated list of hosts or single host with traling comma host,.

       --private-key=PRIVATE_KEY_FILE
           Use this file to authenticate the connection.

       -m NAME, --module-name=NAME
           Module used to checkout playbook repository. Defaults to git.

       -o, --only-if-changed
           Only run the playbook if the repository has been updated.

       --purge
           Purge the checkout after the playbook is run.

       -s SLEEP, --sleep=SLEEP
           Sleep for random interval (between 0 and SLEEP number of seconds) before starting.
           This is a useful way ot disperse git requests.

       --ssh-common-args='-o ProxyCommand="ssh -W %h:%p ..." ...'
           Add the specified arguments to any sftp/scp/ssh command-line. Useful to set a
           ProxyCommand to use a jump host, but any arguments that are accepted by all three
           programs may be specified.

       --sftp-extra-args='-f ...'
           Add the specified arguments to any sftp command-line.

       --scp-extra-args='-l ...'
           Add the specified arguments to any scp command-line.

       --ssh-extra-args='-R ...'
           Add the specified arguments to any ssh command-line.

       -t TAGS, --tags=TAGS
           Only run plays and tasks tagged with these values.

       -U URL, --url=URL
           URL of the playbook repository to checkout.

       --vault-password-file=VAULT_PASSWORD_FILE
           Vault password file.

       -v, --verbose
           Pass -vvv to ansible-playbook.

INVENTORY

       Ansible stores the hosts it can potentially operate on in an inventory. This can be an
       ini-like file, a script, directory or a list. The ini syntax is one host per line. Groups
       headers are allowed and are included on their own line, enclosed in square brackets that
       start the line.

       Ranges of hosts are also supported. For more information and additional options, see the
       documentation on http://docs.ansible.com/.

ENVIRONMENT

       The following environment variables may be specified.

       ANSIBLE_INVENTORY  — Override the default ansible inventory file

       ANSIBLE_LIBRARY — Override the default ansible module library path

       ANSIBLE_CONFIG — Override the default ansible config file

       Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

FILES

       /etc/ansible/hosts — Default inventory file

       /usr/share/ansible/ — Default module library

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

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

AUTHOR

       Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file for a complete list
       of contributors.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2012, Michael DeHaan Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.

SEE ALSO

       ansible(1) ansible-playbook(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-vault(1), ansible-galaxy(1)

       Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: http://docs.ansible.com.
       IRC and mailing list info can be found in file CONTRIBUTING.md, available in:
       https://github.com/ansible/ansible

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