ansible.builtin.list – simply returns what it is given.


This module is part of ansible-base and included in all Ansible installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name list 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 2.0: of ansible.builtin


  • this is mostly a noop, to be used as a with_list loop when you dont want the content transformed in any way.


- name: unlike with_items you will get 3 items from this loop, the 2nd one being a list
  debug: var=item
    - 1
    - [2,3]
    - 4

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
list / elements=any
basically the same as you fed in


  • Ansible Core Team