ansible.builtin.unvault – read vaulted file(s) contents

Note

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

New in version 2.10: of ansible.builtin

Synopsis

  • This lookup returns the contents from vaulted (or not) file(s) on the Ansible controller’s file system.

Parameters

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

Notes

Note

  • This lookup does not understand ‘globbing’ nor shell environment variables.

Examples

- debug: msg="the value of foo.txt is {{lookup('unvault', '/etc/foo.txt')|to_string }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
list / elements=any
success
content of file(s) as bytes



Authors

  • Ansible Core Team