community.general.say callback – notify using software speech synthesizer


This callback plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.6.0).

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.say.


  • This plugin will use the ‘say’ or ‘espeak’ program to “speak” about play events.


The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this callback.

  • whitelisting in configuration

  • the ‘/usr/bin/say’ command line program (standard on macOS) or ‘espeak’ command line program




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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.