community.general.shelvefile – read keys from Python shelve file

Note

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 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.shelvefile.

Synopsis

  • Read keys from Python shelve file.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string
sets of key value pairs of parameters
file
string / required
path to shelve file
key
string / required
key to query

Examples

- name: retrieve a string value corresponding to a key inside a Python shelve file
  ansible.builtin.debug: msg="{{ lookup('community.general.shelvefile', 'file=path_to_some_shelve_file.db key=key_to_retrieve') }}

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_list
list / elements=string
success
value(s) of key(s) in shelve file(s)



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