community.general.xfconf – Edit XFCE4 Configurations

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module allows for the manipulation of Xfce 4 Configuration via xfconf-query. Please see the xfconf-query(1) man pages for more details.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
channel
string / required
A Xfconf preference channel is a top-level tree key, inside of the Xfconf repository that corresponds to the location for which all application properties/keys are stored. See man xfconf-query(1)
disable_facts
boolean
added in 2.1.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
For backward compatibility, output results are also returned as ansible_facts, but this behaviour is deprecated and will be removed in community.general 4.0.0.
This flag disables the output as facts and also disables the deprecation warning.
force_array
boolean
added in 1.0.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Force array even if only one element

aliases: array
property
string / required
A Xfce preference key is an element in the Xfconf repository that corresponds to an application preference. See man xfconf-query(1)
state
string
    Choices:
  • get
  • present ←
  • absent
The action to take upon the property/value.
value
list / elements=raw
Preference properties typically have simple values such as strings, integers, or lists of strings and integers. This is ignored if the state is "get". For array mode, use a list of values. See man xfconf-query(1)
value_type
list / elements=string
    Choices:
  • int
  • uint
  • bool
  • float
  • double
  • string
The type of value being set. This is ignored if the state is "get". For array mode, use a list of types.

Examples

- name: Change the DPI to "192"
  xfconf:
    channel: "xsettings"
    property: "/Xft/DPI"
    value_type: "int"
    value: "192"

- name: Set workspace names (4)
  xfconf:
    channel: xfwm4
    property: /general/workspace_names
    value_type: string
    value: ['Main', 'Work1', 'Work2', 'Tmp']

- name: Set workspace names (1)
  xfconf:
    channel: xfwm4
    property: /general/workspace_names
    value_type: string
    value: ['Main']
    force_array: yes

Authors

  • Joseph Benden (@jbenden)

  • Alexei Znamensky (@russoz)

There were some errors parsing the documentation for this plugin. Please file a bug with the collection.

The errors were:

  • Unable to normalize xfconf: return due to: 3 validation errors for PluginReturnSchema
    return -> previous_value -> type
      string does not match regex "^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$" (type=value_error.str.regex; pattern=^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$)
    return -> value -> type
      string does not match regex "^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$" (type=value_error.str.regex; pattern=^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$)
    return -> value_type -> type
      string does not match regex "^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$" (type=value_error.str.regex; pattern=^(any|bits|bool|bytes|complex|dict|float|int|json|jsonarg|list|path|sid|str|pathspec|pathlist)$)