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       ansible-console - REPL console for executing Ansible tasks.


       usage: ansible-console [-h] [--version] [-v] [-b]
              [--become-method     BECOME_METHOD]     [--become-user     BECOME_USER]    [-K    |
              --become-password-file  BECOME_PASSWORD_FILE]  [-i  INVENTORY]  [--list-hosts]  [-l
              SUBSET]  [--private-key  PRIVATE_KEY_FILE]  [-u  REMOTE_USER]  [-c  CONNECTION] [-T
              TIMEOUT] [--ssh-common-args  SSH_COMMON_ARGS]  [--sftp-extra-args  SFTP_EXTRA_ARGS]
              [--scp-extra-args   SCP_EXTRA_ARGS]   [--ssh-extra-args   SSH_EXTRA_ARGS]   [-k   |
              --connection-password-file  CONNECTION_PASSWORD_FILE]  [-C]  [--syntax-check]  [-D]
              [--vault-id     VAULT_IDS]     [--ask-vault-password     |    --vault-password-file
              VAULT_PASSWORD_FILES] [-f FORKS]  [-M  MODULE_PATH]  [--playbook-dir  BASEDIR]  [-e
              EXTRA_VARS] [--task-timeout TASK_TIMEOUT] [--step] [pattern]


       A  REPL  that allows for running ad-hoc tasks against a chosen inventory from a nice shell
       with built-in tab completion (based on dominis' ansible-shell).

       It supports several commands, and you can modify its configuration at runtime:

       • cd [pattern]: change host/group (you can use host patterns eg.:

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              app*.dc*:!app01*) - list: list available hosts in the current path -  list  groups:
              list  groups  included  in  the  current path - become: toggle the become flag - !:
              forces shell module instead of the ansible module  (!yum  update  -y)  -  verbosity
              [num]: set the verbosity level - forks [num]: set the number of forks - become_user
              [user]:  set  the  become_user  -  remote_user  [user]:  set  the   remote_user   -
              become_method  [method]: set the privilege escalation method - check [bool]: toggle
              check mode - diff [bool]: toggle diff mode - timeout [integer]: set the timeout  of
              tasks  in seconds (0 to disable) - help [command/module]: display documentation for
              the command or module - exit: exit ansible-console


          host pattern

       --ask-vault-password, --ask-vault-pass
          ask for vault password

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

       --become-password-file 'BECOME_PASSWORD_FILE', --become-pass-file 'BECOME_PASSWORD_FILE'
          Become password file

       --become-user 'BECOME_USER'
          run operations as this user (default=root)

       --connection-password-file           'CONNECTION_PASSWORD_FILE',          --conn-pass-file
          Connection password file

          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 'PRIVATE_KEY_FILE', --key-file 'PRIVATE_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

       --task-timeout 'TASK_TIMEOUT'
          set task timeout limit in seconds, must be positive integer.

          the vault identity to use

       --vault-password-file, --vault-pass-file
          vault password file

          show program's version number, config file location,  configured  module  search  path,
          module location, executable location 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

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

       -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

       -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 (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:    <‐>.   IRC  and  mailing  list   info   can   be   found   in   file, available in: <>