community.general.selective callback – only print certain tasks
This callback plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 7.4.0).
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.
You need further requirements to be able to use this callback plugin,
see Requirements for details.
To use it in a playbook, specify:
This plugin is a stdout callback. You can use only use one stdout callback at a time. Additional aggregate or notification callbacks can be enabled though. See Callback plugins for more information on callback plugins.
This callback only prints tasks that have been tagged with
print_actionor that have failed. This allows operators to focus on the tasks that provide value only.
Tasks that are not printed are placed with a
If you increase verbosity all tasks are printed.
The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this callback.
set as main display callback
- ansible.builtin.debug: msg="This will not be printed" - ansible.builtin.debug: msg="But this will" tags: [print_action]