ansible.posix.patch – Apply patch files using the GNU patch tool

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.posix collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.posix.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.posix.patch.

New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.posix

Synopsis

  • Apply patch files using the GNU patch tool.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
backup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Passes --backup --version-control=numbered to patch, producing numbered backup copies.
basedir
path
Path of a base directory in which the patch file will be applied.
May be omitted when dest option is specified, otherwise required.
binary
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Setting to yes will disable patch's heuristic for transforming CRLF line endings into LF.
Line endings of src and dest must match.
If set to no, patch will replace CRLF in src files on POSIX.
dest
path
Path of the file on the remote machine to be patched.
The names of the files to be patched are usually taken from the patch file, but if there's just one file to be patched it can specified with this option.

aliases: originalfile
ignore_whitespace
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Setting to yes will ignore white space changes between patch and input..
remote_src
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, it will search for src at originating/controller machine, if yes it will go to the remote/target machine for the src.
src
path / required
Path of the patch file as accepted by the GNU patch tool. If remote_src is 'no', the patch source file is looked up from the module's files directory.

aliases: patchfile
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether the patch should be applied or reverted.
strip
integer
Default:
0
Number that indicates the smallest prefix containing leading slashes that will be stripped from each file name found in the patch file.
For more information see the strip parameter of the GNU patch tool.

Notes

Note

  • This module requires GNU patch utility to be installed on the remote host.

Examples

- name: Apply patch to one file
  ansible.posix.patch:
    src: /tmp/index.html.patch
    dest: /var/www/index.html

- name: Apply patch to multiple files under basedir
  ansible.posix.patch:
    src: /tmp/customize.patch
    basedir: /var/www
    strip: 1

- name: Revert patch to one file
  ansible.posix.patch:
    src: /tmp/index.html.patch
    dest: /var/www/index.html
    state: absent

Authors

  • Jakub Jirutka (@jirutka)

  • Luis Alberto Perez Lazaro (@luisperlaz)