About Modules

Ansible ships with a number of modules (called the ‘module library’) that can be executed directly on remote hosts or through Playbooks.

Users can also write their own modules. These modules can control system resources, like services, packages, or files (anything really), or handle executing system commands.

See also

Introduction To Ad-Hoc Commands
Examples of using modules in /usr/bin/ansible
Examples of using modules with /usr/bin/ansible-playbook
Developing Modules
How to write your own modules
Examples of using modules with the Python API
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