New in version 2.3.
(added in 2.3)
Attributes the file or directory should have. To get supported flags look at the man page for chattr on the target system. This string should contain the attributes in the same order as the one displayed by lsattr.
The file name of the destination archive. This is required when
The type of compression to use.
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,
Name of the user that should own the file/directory, as would be fed to chown.
Remote absolute path, glob, or list of paths or globs for the file or files to compress or archive.
Remove any added source files and trees after adding to archive.
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
(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.
# Compress directory /path/to/foo/ into /path/to/foo.tgz - archive: path: /path/to/foo dest: /path/to/foo.tgz # Compress regular file /path/to/foo into /path/to/foo.gz and remove it - archive: path: /path/to/foo remove: True # Create a zip archive of /path/to/foo - archive: path: /path/to/foo format: zip # Create a bz2 archive of multiple files, rooted at /path - archive: path: - /path/to/foo - /path/wong/foo dest: /path/file.tar.bz2 format: bz2
Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:
|state||The current state of the archived file. If 'absent', then no source files were found and the archive does not exist. If 'compress', then the file source file is in the compressed state. If 'archive', then the source file or paths are currently archived. If 'incomplete', then an archive was created, but not all source paths were found.||always||string|
|missing||Any files that were missing from the source.||success||list|
|expanded_paths||The list of matching paths from paths argument.||always||list|
|archived||Any files that were compressed or added to the archive.||success||list|
|arcroot||The archive root.||always||string|
This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.