ansible.builtin.fileglob – list files matching a pattern

Note

This module is part of ansible-base and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name fileglob even without specifying the collections: keyword. Despite that, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the module documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have the same module name.

New in version 1.4: of ansible.builtin

Synopsis

  • Matches all files in a single directory, non-recursively, that match a pattern. It calls Python’s “glob” library.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string / required
path(s) of files to read

Notes

Note

  • Patterns are only supported on files, not directory/paths.

  • Matching is against local system files on the Ansible controller. To iterate a list of files on a remote node, use the ansible.builtin.find module.

  • Returns a string list of paths joined by commas, or an empty list if no files match. For a ‘true list’ pass wantlist=True to the lookup.

Examples

- name: Display paths of all .txt files in dir
  debug: msg={{ lookup('fileglob', '/my/path/*.txt') }}

- name: Copy each file over that matches the given pattern
  copy:
    src: "{{ item }}"
    dest: "/etc/fooapp/"
    owner: "root"
    mode: 0600
  with_fileglob:
    - "/playbooks/files/fooapp/*"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_list
string
success
list of files



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