containers.podman.podman – Interact with an existing podman container

Note

This plugin is part of the containers.podman 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 containers.podman.

To use it in a playbook, specify: containers.podman.podman.

Synopsis

  • Run commands or put/fetch files to an existing container using podman tool.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
podman_executable
string
Default:
"podman"
env:ANSIBLE_PODMAN_EXECUTABLE
var: ansible_podman_executable
Executable for podman command.
podman_extra_args
string
Default:
""
ini entries:

[defaults]
podman_extra_args =

env:ANSIBLE_PODMAN_EXTRA_ARGS
var: ansible_podman_extra_args
Extra arguments to pass to the podman command line.
remote_addr
string
Default:
"inventory_hostname"
var: ansible_host
The ID of the container you want to access.
remote_user
string
ini entries:

[defaults]
remote_user = None

env:ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER
var: ansible_user
User specified via name or UID which is used to execute commands inside the container. If you specify the user via UID, you must set ANSIBLE_REMOTE_TMP to a path that exits inside the container and is writable by Ansible.

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