ansible-doc

plugin documentation tool

Synopsis

usage: ansible-doc [-h] [--version] [-v] [-M MODULE_PATH]
                [--playbook-dir BASEDIR]
                [-t {become,cache,callback,cliconf,connection,httpapi,inventory,lookup,shell,module,strategy,vars}]
                [-j] [-F | -l | -s | --metadata-dump]
                [plugin [plugin ...]]

Description

displays information on modules installed in Ansible libraries. It displays a terse listing of plugins and their short descriptions, provides a printout of their DOCUMENTATION strings, and it can create a short “snippet” which can be pasted into a playbook.

Common Options

--metadata-dump

For internal testing only Dump json metadata for all plugins.

--playbook-dir <BASEDIR>

Since this tool does not use playbooks, use this as a substitute playbook directory.This sets the relative path for many features including roles/ group_vars/ etc.

--version

show program’s version number, config file location, configured module search path, module location, executable location and exit

-F, --list_files

Show plugin names and their source files without summaries (implies –list)

-M, --module-path

prepend colon-separated path(s) to module library (default=~/.ansible/plugins/modules:/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules)

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-j, --json

Change output into json format.

-l, --list

List available plugins

-s, --snippet

Show playbook snippet for specified plugin(s)

-t <TYPE>, --type <TYPE>

Choose which plugin type (defaults to “module”). Available plugin types are : (‘become’, ‘cache’, ‘callback’, ‘cliconf’, ‘connection’, ‘httpapi’, ‘inventory’, ‘lookup’, ‘shell’, ‘module’, ‘strategy’, ‘vars’)

-v, --verbose

verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)

Environment

The following environment variables may be specified.

ANSIBLE_CONFIG – Override the default ansible config file

Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

Files

/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg – Config file, used if present

~/.ansible.cfg – User config file, overrides the default config if present

Author

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.

See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.

License

Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3+ License.

See also

ansible(1), ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-galaxy(1), ansible-inventory(1), ansible-playbook(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-vault(1),