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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 ]

       --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/

       --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 — Override the default ansible config file

       Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg


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

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


       Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.


       Copyright © 2017 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)

       Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site:
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