community.windows.win_zip – Compress file or directory as zip archive on the Windows node

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.9.0).

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_zip.

Synopsis

  • Compress file or directory as zip archive.

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

Requirements

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

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or later

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dest
path / required
Destination path of zip file (provide absolute path of zip file on the target node).
src
string / required
File or directory path to be zipped (provide absolute path on the target node).
When a directory path the directory is zipped as the root entry in the archive.
Specify \* to the end of src to zip the contents of the directory and not the directory itself.

Notes

Note

  • The filenames in the zip are encoded using UTF-8.

See Also

See also

ansible.builtin.archive

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

Examples

- name: Compress a file
  community.windows.win_zip:
    src: C:\Users\hiyoko\log.txt
    dest: C:\Users\hiyoko\log.zip

- name: Compress a directory as the root of the archive
  community.windows.win_zip:
    src: C:\Users\hiyoko\log
    dest: C:\Users\hiyoko\log.zip

- name: Compress the directories contents
  community.windows.win_zip:
    src: C:\Users\hiyoko\log\*
    dest: C:\Users\hiyoko\log.zip

Authors

  • Kento Yagisawa (@hiyoko_taisa)