community.general.iso_extract – Extract files from an ISO image
This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).
You might already have this collection installed if you are using the
It is not included in
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:
This module has two possible ways of operation.
If 7zip is installed on the system, this module extracts files from an ISO into a temporary directory and copies files to a given destination, if needed.
If the user has mount-capabilities (CAP_SYS_ADMIN on Linux) this module mounts the ISO image to a temporary location, and copies files to a given destination, if needed.
The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.
Either 7z (from 7zip or p7zip package)
Or mount capabilities (root-access, or CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability on Linux)
Only the file checksum (content) is taken into account when extracting files from the ISO image. If
force=no, only checks the presence of the file.
In Ansible 2.3 this module was using
umountcommands only, requiring root access. This is no longer needed with the introduction of 7zip for extraction.