ini – read data from a ini file

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • The ini lookup reads the contents of a file in INI format key1=value1. This plugin retrieves the value on the right side after the equal sign '=' of a given section [section].
  • You can also read a property file which - in this case - does not contain section.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
- / required
The key(s) to look up
default
-
Default:
""
Return value if the key is not in the ini file.
encoding
-
Default:
"utf-8"
Text encoding to use.
file
-
Default:
"ansible.ini"
Name of the file to load.
re
boolean
Default:
"no"
Flag to indicate if the key supplied is a regexp.
section
-
Default:
"global"
Section where to lookup the key.
type
-
    Choices:
  • ini ←
  • properties
Type of the file. 'properties' refers to the Java properties files.

Examples

- debug: msg="User in integration is {{ lookup('ini', 'user section=integration file=users.ini') }}"

- debug: msg="User in production  is {{ lookup('ini', 'user section=production  file=users.ini') }}"

- debug: msg="user.name is {{ lookup('ini', 'user.name type=properties file=user.properties') }}"

- debug:
    msg: "{{ item }}"
  with_ini:
    - '.* section=section1 file=test.ini re=True'

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_raw
-
value(s) of the key(s) in the ini file



Status

Authors

  • Yannig Perre <yannig.perre(at)gmail.com>

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Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.