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NAME

       ansible - run a task on a target host(s)

SYNOPSIS

       ansible <host-pattern> [-m module_name] [-a args] [options]

DESCRIPTION

       Ansible is an extra-simple tool/framework/API for doing 'remote things'. This is the adhoc
       command that allows for a 'single task playbook' run.

ARGUMENTS

       host-pattern
           A name of a group in the inventory, a shell-like glob selecting hosts in inventory or
           any combination of the two separated by commas.

OPTIONS

       -a 'ARGUMENTS', --args='ARGUMENTS'
           The ARGUMENTS to pass to the module.

       --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.

       -B NUM, --background=NUM
           Run commands in the background, killing the task after NUM seconds.

       --become-method=BECOME_METHOD
           Privilege escalation method to use (default=sudo), valid choices: [ sudo | su | pbrun
           | pfexec | runas | doas ]

       --become-user=BECOME_USER
           Run operations as this user (default=root).

       -C, --check
           Do not make any changes on the remote system, but test resources to see what might
           have changed. Note this can not scan all possible resource types and is only a
           simulation.

       -c CONNECTION, --connection=CONNECTION
           Connection type to use. Most common options are paramiko (SSH), ssh, winrm and local.
           local is mostly useful for crontab or kickstarts.

       -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 NUM, --forks=NUM
           Level of parallelism.  NUM is specified as an integer, the default is 5.

       -h, --help
           Show 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,.

       -l SUBSET, --limit=SUBSET
           Further limits the selected host/group patterns. You can prefix it with ~ to indicate
           that the patter in a regex.

       --list-hosts
           Outputs a list of matching hosts; does not execute anything else.

       -m NAME, --module-name=NAME
           Execute the module called NAME.

       -M DIRECTORY, --module-path=DIRECTORY
           The DIRECTORY search path to load modules from. The default is /usr/share/ansible.
           This can also be set with the ANSIBLE_LIBRARY environment variable.

       -o, --one-line
           Try to output everything on one line.

       -P NUM, --poll=NUM
           Poll a background job every NUM seconds. Requires -B.

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

       -S, --su
           Run operations with su (deprecated, use become).

       -R SU_USER, --se-user=SUDO_USER
           Run operations with su as this user (default=root) (deprecated, use become).

       -s, --sudo
           Run the command as the user given by -u and sudo to root (deprecated, use become).

       --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.

       -U SUDO_USERNAME, --sudo-user=SUDO_USERNAME
           Sudo to SUDO_USERNAME default is root. (deprecated, use become).

       -t DIRECTORY, --tree=DIRECTORY
           Save contents in this output DIRECTORY, with the results saved in a file named after
           each host.

       -T SECONDS, --timeout=SECONDS
           Connection timeout to use when trying to talk to hosts, in SECONDS.

       -u USERNAME, --user=USERNAME
           Use this USERNAME to login to the target host, instead of the current user.

       --vault-password-file=VAULT_PASSWORD_FILE
           A file containing the vault password to be used during the decryption of vault
           encrypted files. Be sure to keep this file secured if it is used. If the file is
           executable, it will be run and its standard output will be used as the password.

       -v, --verbose
           Verbose mode, more output from successful actions will be shown. Give up to three
           times for more output.

       --version
           Show program version number and exit.

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-playbook(1), ansible-pull(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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