(added in 2.3)
Attributes of the file or directory should be. To get supported flags look at the man page for chattr on the taget system.
Create a backup file including the timestamp information so you can get the original file back if you somehow clobbered it incorrectly.
(added in 2.2)
If set to 'no', the module will fail if the file does not already exist. By default it will create the file if it is missing.
Name of the group that should own the file/directory, as would be fed to chown.
Mode the file or directory should be. For those used to /usr/bin/chmod remember that modes are actually octal numbers (like 0644). Leaving off the leading zero will likely have unexpected results. As of version 1.8, the mode may be specified as a symbolic mode (for example,
(added in 2.1)
Do not insert spaces before and after '=' symbol
If set (required for changing a value), this is the name of the option.
May be omitted if adding/removing a whole section.
All arguments accepted by the file module also work here
Name of the user that should own the file/directory, as would be fed to chown.
Path to the INI-style file; this file is created if required.
Before 2.3 this option was only usable as dest.
Section name in INI file. This is added if
If left empty or set to `null`, the option will be placed before the first section. Using `null` is also required if the config format does not support sections.
Level part of the SELinux file context. This is the MLS/MCS attribute, sometimes known as the
Role part of SELinux file context,
Type part of SELinux file context,
User part of SELinux file context. Will default to system policy, if applicable. If set to
If set to
(added in 2.2)
Normally this module uses atomic operations to prevent data corruption or inconsistent reads from the target files, sometimes systems are configured or just broken in ways that prevent this. One example are docker mounted files, they cannot be updated atomically and can only be done in an unsafe manner.
This boolean option allows ansible to fall back to unsafe methods of updating files for those cases in which you do not have any other choice. Be aware that this is subject to race conditions and can lead to data corruption.
The string value to be associated with an option. May be omitted when removing an option.
# Before 2.3, option 'dest' was used instead of 'path' - name: Ensure "fav=lemonade is in section "[drinks]" in specified file ini_file: path: /etc/conf section: drinks option: fav value: lemonade mode: 0600 backup: yes - ini_file: path: /etc/anotherconf section: drinks option: temperature value: cold backup: yes
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