ansible.builtin.directory test – does the path resolve to an existing directory

Note

This test plugin is part of ansible-core and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short plugin name directory. However, we recommend you use the Fully Qualified Collection Name (FQCN) ansible.builtin.directory for easy linking to the plugin documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have the same test plugin name.

Synopsis

  • Check if the provided path maps to an existing directory on the controller’s filesystem (localhost).

Input

This describes the input of the test, the value before is ansible.builtin.directory or is not ansible.builtin.directory.

Parameter

Comments

Input

path

A path.

Examples

vars:
  my_etc_hosts_not_a_dir: "{{ '/etc/hosts' is directory}}"
  list_of_files: "{{ list_of_paths | reject('directory') }}"

Return Value

Key

Description

Return value

boolean

Returns True if the path corresponds to an existing directory on the filesystem on the controller, False if otherwise.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Ansible Core

Hint

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.