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       ansible - run a command somewhere else


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


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


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


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

       -i PATH, --inventory=PATH
           The PATH to the inventory hosts file, which defaults to /etc/ansible/hosts.

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

           Use this file to authenticate the connection.

       -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.

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

       -k, --ask-pass
           Prompt for the SSH password instead of assuming key-based authentication with

       -K, --ask-sudo-pass
           Prompt for the password to use with --sudo, if any

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

       -s, --sudo
           Run the command as the user given by -u and sudo to root.

       -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.

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

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

       -u USERNAME, --user=USERNAME
           Use this remote USERNAME instead of the current user.

       -U SUDO_USERNAME, --sudo-user=SUDO_USERNAME
           Sudo to SUDO_USERNAME instead of root. Implies --sudo.

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

       -l SUBSET, --limit=SUBSET
           Further limits the selected host/group patterns.

       -l ~REGEX, --limit=~REGEX
           Further limits hosts with a regex pattern.


       Ansible stores the hosts it can potentially operate on in an inventory file. The 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


       /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


       The following environment variables may be specified.

       ANSIBLE_HOSTS  — Override the default ansible hosts file

       ANSIBLE_LIBRARY — Override the default ansible module library path

       ANSIBLE_CONFIG — Override the default ansible config file


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


       Copyright © 2012, Michael DeHaan

       Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.


       ansible-playbook(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-doc(1)

       Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site:
       IRC and mailing list info can be found in file, available in: