community.general.selective – only print certain tasks

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • This callback only prints tasks that have been tagged with print_action or 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.

Requirements

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

  • set as main display callback

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
nocolor
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[defaults]
nocolor = no

env:ANSIBLE_NOCOLOR
env:ANSIBLE_SELECTIVE_DONT_COLORIZE
This setting allows suppressing colorizing output

Examples

- ansible.builtin.debug: msg="This will not be printed"
- ansible.builtin.debug: msg="But this will"
  tags: [print_action]

Authors

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