community.windows.win_psscript_info module – Gather information about installed PowerShell Scripts

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.0).

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.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_psscript_info.

Synopsis

  • Gather information about PowerShell Scripts installed via PowerShellGet.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • PowerShellGet module

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

name

string

The name of the script.

Supports any wildcard pattern supported by Get-InstalledScript.

If omitted then all scripts will returned.

Default: “*”

repository

string

The name of the PSRepository the scripts were installed from.

This acts as a filter against the scripts that would be returned based on the name option.

Only scripts installed from a registered repository will be returned.

If the repository was re-registered after script installation with a new SourceLocation, this will not match.

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_psrepository_info

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_psrepository_info module.

community.windows.win_psmodule_info

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_psmodule_info module.

Examples

- name: Get info about all script on the system
  community.windows.win_psscript_info:

- name: Get info about the Test-RPC script
  community.windows.win_psscript_info:
    name: Test-RPC

- name: Get info about test scripts
  community.windows.win_psscript_info:
    name: Test*

- name: Get info about all scripts installed from the PSGallery repository
  community.windows.win_psscript_info:
    repository: PSGallery
  register: gallery_scripts

- name: Update all scripts retrieved from above example
  community.windows.win_psscript:
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: latest
  loop: "{{ gallery_scripts.scripts | map(attribute=name) }}"

- name: Get info about all scripts on the system
  community.windows.win_psscript_info:
  register: all_scripts

- name: Find scripts installed from a repository that isn't registered now
  set_fact:
    missing_repository_scripts: "{{
      all_scripts
      | json_query('scripts[?repository!=null && repository==repository_source_location].{name: name, version: version, repository: repository}')
      | list
    }}"

- debug:
    var: missing_repository_scripts

Return Values

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

Key

Description

scripts

list / elements=dictionary

A list of installed scripts (or an empty list is there are none).

Returned: always

additional_metadata

dictionary

Additional metadata included with the script or during publishing of the script.

Many of the fields here are surfaced at the top level with some standardization. The values here may differ slightly as a result.

The field names here vary widely in case, and are not normalized or converted to snake_case.

Returned: success

author

string

The author of the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “Ryan Ries”

company_name

string

The company name of the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “Microsoft Corporation”

string

The copyright of the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “Jordan Borean 2017”

dependencies

list / elements=string

The script’s dependencies.

Returned: success

description

string

The description of the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “This scripts tests network connectivity.”

icon_uri

string

The address of the icon of the script.

Returned: success

Sample:https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scripter/script/main/logo.png

installed_date

string

The date the script was installed.

Returned: success

Sample: “2018-02-14T17:55:34.9620740-05:00”

installed_location

string

The path where the script is installed.

Returned: success

Sample: “C:\\Program Files\\WindowsPowerShell\\Scripts”

license_uri

string

The address of the license for the script.

Returned: success

Sample:https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scripter/script/main/LICENSE

name

string

The name of the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “Test-RPC”

package_management_provider

string

This is the PowerShellGet package management provider used to install the script.

Returned: success

Sample: “NuGet”

power_shell_get_format_version

string

The version of the PowerShellGet specification format.

Returned: success

Sample: “2.0”

project_uri

string

The address of the script’s project.

Returned: success

Sample:https://github.com/scripter/script

published_date

string

The date the script was published.

Returned: success

Sample: “2017-03-15T04:18:09.0000000”

release_notes

string

The script’s release notes. This is a free text field and no specific format should be assumed.

Returned: success

Sample: “## 1.5.5\n- Add optional param for detailed info\n\n## 1.4.7\n- Bug fix for deadlock when getting parameters in an event\n\n## 1.1.4\n- Bug fix when installing package from private feeds\n”

repository

string

The PSRepository where the script was installed from.

This value is not historical. It depends on the PSRepositories that are registered now for the current user.

The repository_source_location must match the current source location of a registered repository to get a repository name.

If there is no match, then this value will match repository_source_location.

Returned: success

Sample: “PSGallery”

repository_source_location

string

The source location of the repository where the script was installed from.

Returned: success

Sample:https://www.powershellgallery.com/api/v2

tags

list / elements=string

The tags defined in the script’s AdditionalMetadata.

Returned: success

Sample: [“networking”, “serialization”, “git”, “dsc”]

updated_date

string

The date the script was last updated.

Returned: success

Sample: “2019-12-31T09:20:02.0000000”

version

string

The script version.

Returned: success

Sample: “1.2.3”

Authors

  • Brian Scholer (@briantist)