community.general.version_sort filter – Sort a list according to version order instead of pure alphabetical one

Note

This filter plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 8.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.version_sort.

New in community.general 2.2.0

Synopsis

  • Sort a list according to version order instead of pure alphabetical one.

Input

This describes the input of the filter, the value before | community.general.version_sort.

Parameter

Comments

Input

list / elements=string / required

A list of strings to sort.

Examples

- name: Convert list of tuples into dictionary
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    dictionary: "{{ ['2.1', '2.10', '2.9'] | community.general.version_sort }}"
    # Result is ['2.1', '2.9', '2.10']

Return Value

Key

Description

Return value

list / elements=string

The list of strings sorted by version.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Eric L. (@ericzolf)

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.