community.general.a_module test – Test whether a given string refers to an existing module or action plugin

Note

This test plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.a_module.

New in community.general 4.0.0

Synopsis

  • Test whether a given string refers to an existing module or action plugin.

  • This can be useful in roles, which can use this to ensure that required modules are present ahead of time.

Input

This describes the input of the test, the value before is community.general.a_module or is not community.general.a_module.

Parameter

Comments

Input

string / required

A string denoting a fully qualified collection name (FQCN) of a module or action plugin.

Examples

- name: Make sure that community.aws.route53 is available
  ansible.builtin.assert:
    that:
      - >
        'community.aws.route53' is community.general.a_module

- name: Make sure that community.general.does_not_exist is not a module or action plugin
  ansible.builtin.assert:
    that:
      - "'community.general.does_not_exist' is not community.general.a_module"

Return Value

Key

Description

Return value

boolean

Whether the module or action plugin denoted by the input exists.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.