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NAME

       ansible-pull - pulls playbooks from a VCS repo and executes them for the local host

SYNOPSIS

       ansible-pull -U <repository> [options] [<playbook.yml>]

DESCRIPTION

       is used to 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.

COMMON OPTIONS

       --accept-host-key
           adds the hostkey for the repo url if not already added

       --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

       --check
           don’t make any changes; instead, try to predict some of the changes that may occur

       --clean
           modified files in the working repository will be discarded

       --full
           Do a full clone, instead of a shallow one.

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

       --private-key, --key-file
           use this file to authenticate the connection

       --purge
           purge checkout after playbook run

       --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)

       --skip-tags
           only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these values

       --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)

       --track-subs
           submodules will track the latest changes. This is equivalent to specifying the
           --remote flag to git submodule update

       --vault-id
           the vault identity to use

       --vault-password-file
           vault password file

       --verify-commit
           verify GPG signature of checked out commit, if it fails abort running the playbook.
           This needs the corresponding VCS module to support such an operation

       --version
           show program’s version number and exit

       -C CHECKOUT, --checkout CHECKOUT
           branch/tag/commit to checkout. Defaults to behavior of repository module.

       -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'])

       -T TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT
           override the connection timeout in seconds (default=10)

       -U URL, --url URL
           URL of the playbook repository

       -c CONNECTION, --connection CONNECTION
           connection type to use (default=smart)

       -d DEST, --directory DEST
           directory to checkout repository to

       -e, --extra-vars
           set additional variables as key=value or YAML/JSON, if filename prepend with @

       -f, --force
           run the playbook even if the repository could not be updated

       -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
           Repository module name, which ansible will use to check out the repo. Choices are
           (git, subversion, hg, bzr). Default is git.

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

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

       -t, --tags
           only run plays and tasks tagged with these values

       -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 — Override the default ansible config file

       Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

FILES

       /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.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2017 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible. Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3
       License.

SEE ALSO

       ansible(1), ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-galaxy(1),
       ansible-inventory(1), ansible-playbook(1), ansible-vault(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