community.general.iso_extract module – Extract files from an ISO image
This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.6.2).
You might already have this collection installed if you are using the
It is not included in
To check whether it is installed, run
ansible-galaxy collection list.
To install it, use:
ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.
You need further requirements to be able to use this module,
see Requirements for details.
To use it in a playbook, specify:
This module has two possible ways of operation.
If 7zip is installed on the system, this module extracts files from an ISO into a temporary directory and copies files to a given destination, if needed.
If the user has mount-capabilities (CAP_SYS_ADMIN on Linux) this module mounts the ISO image to a temporary location, and copies files to a given destination, if needed.
The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.
Either 7z (from
Or mount capabilities (root-access, or CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability on Linux)
The destination directory to extract files to.
The path to the
If not provided, it will assume the value
A list of files to extract from the image.
Extracting directories does not work.
The ISO image to extract files from.
Can run in
Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in
Only the file checksum (content) is taken into account when extracting files from the ISO image. If force=false, only checks the presence of the file.
In Ansible 2.3 this module was using
umountcommands only, requiring root access. This is no longer needed with the introduction of 7zip for extraction.
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