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host_group_vars - In charge of loading group_vars and host_vars

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Loads YAML vars into corresponding groups/hosts in group_vars/ and host_vars/ directories.
  • Files are restricted by extension to one of .yaml, .json, .yml or no extension.
  • Hidden (starting with ‘.’) and backup (ending with ‘~’) files and directories are ignored.
  • Only applies to inventory sources that are existing paths.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_valid_extensions Default:
['.yml', '.yaml', '.json']
ini entries:

[yaml_valid_extensions ]
defaults = ['.yml', '.yaml', '.json']

env:ANSIBLE_YAML_FILENAME_EXT
Check all of these extensions when looking for 'variable' files which should be YAML or JSON or vaulted versions of these.
This affects vars_files, include_vars, inventory and vars plugins among others.

Notes

Note

  • It takes the place of the previously hardcoded group_vars/host_vars loading.

Status

Author

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