community.windows.win_unzip module – Unzips compressed files and archives on the Windows node

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Unzips compressed files and archives.

  • Supports .zip files natively.

  • Supports other formats supported by the Powershell Community Extensions (PSCX) module (basically everything 7zip supports).

  • For non-Windows targets, use the ansible.builtin.unarchive module instead.

Requirements

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

  • PSCX

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

creates

path

If this file or directory exists the specified src will not be extracted.

delete_archive

aliases: rm

boolean

Remove the zip file, after unzipping.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

dest

path / required

Destination of zip file (provide absolute path of directory). If it does not exist, the directory will be created.

password

string

If a zip file is encrypted with password.

Passing a value to a password parameter requires the PSCX module to be installed.

recurse

boolean

Recursively expand zipped files within the src file.

Setting to a value of yes requires the PSCX module to be installed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

src

path / required

File to be unzipped (provide absolute path).

Notes

Note

  • This module is not really idempotent, it will extract the archive every time, and report a change.

  • For extracting any compression types other than .zip, the PowerShellCommunityExtensions (PSCX) Module is required. This module (in conjunction with PSCX) has the ability to recursively unzip files within the src zip file provided and also functionality for many other compression types. If the destination directory does not exist, it will be created before unzipping the file. Specifying rm parameter will force removal of the src file after extraction.

See Also

See also

ansible.builtin.unarchive

The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.unarchive module.

Examples

# This unzips a library that was downloaded with win_get_url, and removes the file after extraction
# $ ansible -i hosts -m win_unzip -a "src=C:\LibraryToUnzip.zip dest=C:\Lib remove=yes" all

- name: Unzip a bz2 (BZip) file
  community.windows.win_unzip:
    src: C:\Users\Phil\Logs.bz2
    dest: C:\Users\Phil\OldLogs
    creates: C:\Users\Phil\OldLogs

- name: Unzip gz log
  community.windows.win_unzip:
    src: C:\Logs\application-error-logs.gz
    dest: C:\ExtractedLogs\application-error-logs

# Unzip .zip file, recursively decompresses the contained .gz files and removes all unneeded compressed files after completion.
- name: Recursively decompress GZ files in ApplicationLogs.zip
  community.windows.win_unzip:
    src: C:\Downloads\ApplicationLogs.zip
    dest: C:\Application\Logs
    recurse: yes
    delete_archive: yes

- name: Install PSCX
  community.windows.win_psmodule:
    name: Pscx
    state: present

- name: Unzip .7z file which is password encrypted
  community.windows.win_unzip:
    src: C:\Downloads\ApplicationLogs.7z
    dest: C:\Application\Logs
    password: abcd
    delete_archive: yes

Return Values

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

Key

Description

dest

string

The provided destination path

Returned: always

Sample: "C:\\ExtractedLogs\\application-error-logs"

removed

boolean

Whether the module did remove any files during task run

Returned: always

Sample: true

src

string

The provided source path

Returned: always

Sample: "C:\\Logs\\application-error-logs.gz"

Authors

  • Phil Schwartz (@schwartzmx)