community.general.homebrew_cask module – Install and uninstall homebrew casks

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.1.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Manages Homebrew casks.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accept_external_apps

boolean

Allow external apps.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

greedy

boolean

Upgrade casks that auto update.

Passes –greedy to brew cask outdated when checking if an installed cask has a newer version available.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

install_options

aliases: options

list / elements=string

Options flags to install a package.

name

aliases: cask, package, pkg

list / elements=string

Name of cask to install or remove.

path

path

‘:’ separated list of paths to search for ‘brew’ executable.

Default: "/usr/local/bin:/opt/homebrew/bin"

state

string

State of the cask.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "installed"

  • "latest"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "removed"

  • "uninstalled"

  • "upgraded"

sudo_password

string

The sudo password to be passed to SUDO_ASKPASS.

update_homebrew

boolean

Update homebrew itself first.

Note that brew cask update is a synonym for brew update.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

upgrade_all

aliases: upgrade

boolean

Upgrade all casks.

Mutually exclusive with upgraded state.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Examples

- name: Install cask
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: present

- name: Remove cask
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: absent

- name: Install cask with install options
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: present
    install_options: 'appdir=/Applications'

- name: Install cask with install options
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: present
    install_options: 'debug,appdir=/Applications'

- name: Install cask with force option
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: present
    install_options: force

- name: Allow external app
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: present
    accept_external_apps: true

- name: Remove cask with force option
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: absent
    install_options: force

- name: Upgrade all casks
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    upgrade_all: true

- name: Upgrade given cask with force option
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: alfred
    state: upgraded
    install_options: force

- name: Upgrade cask with greedy option
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: 1password
    state: upgraded
    greedy: true

- name: Using sudo password for installing cask
  community.general.homebrew_cask:
    name: wireshark
    state: present
    sudo_password: "{{ ansible_become_pass }}"

Authors

  • Indrajit Raychaudhuri (@indrajitr)

  • Daniel Jaouen (@danieljaouen)

  • Enric Lluelles (@enriclluelles)