community.windows.win_zip module – Compress file or directory as zip archive 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_zip.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or later

Parameters

Parameter

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

community.general.archive

The official documentation on the community.general.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)