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cronvar - Manage variables in crontabs

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Use this module to manage crontab variables. This module allows you to create, update, or delete cron variable definitions.

Requirements

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

  • cron

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
backup
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If set, create a backup of the crontab before it is modified. The location of the backup is returned in the backup variable by this module.
cron_file
If specified, uses this file instead of an individual user's crontab. Without a leading /, this is assumed to be in /etc/cron.d. With a leading /, this is taken as absolute.
insertafter
If specified, the variable will be inserted after the variable specified.
Used with state=present.
insertbefore
Used with state=present. If specified, the variable will be inserted just before the variable specified.
name
required
Name of the crontab variable.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether to ensure that the variable is present or absent.
user Default:
root
The specific user whose crontab should be modified.
value
The value to set this variable to.
Required if state=present.

Examples

- name: Ensure entry like "[email protected]" exists
  cronvar:
    name: EMAIL
    value: [email protected]

- name: Ensure a variable does not exist. This may remove any variable named "LEGACY"
  cronvar:
    name: LEGACY
    state: absent

- name: Add a variable to a file under /etc/cron.d
  cronvar:
    name: LOGFILE
    value: /var/log/yum-autoupdate.log
    user: root
    cron_file: ansible_yum-autoupdate

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • Doug Luce (@dougluce)

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