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script – Runs a local script on a remote node after transferring it

Synopsis

  • The script module takes the script name followed by a list of space-delimited arguments.
  • The local script at path will be transferred to the remote node and then executed.
  • The given script will be processed through the shell environment on the remote node.
  • This module does not require python on the remote system, much like the raw module.
  • This module is also supported for Windows targets.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
chdir
-
added in 2.4
Change into this directory on the remote node before running the script.
creates
-
A filename on the remote node, when it already exists, this step will not be run.
decrypt
boolean
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
This option controls the autodecryption of source files using vault.
executable
-
added in 2.6
Name or path of a executable to invoke the script with.
free_form
- / required
Path to the local script file followed by optional arguments.
There is no parameter actually named 'free form', see the examples!
removes
-
A filename on the remote node, when it does not exist, this step will not be run.

Notes

Note

  • It is usually preferable to write Ansible modules rather than pushing scripts. Convert your script to an Ansible module for bonus points!
  • The ssh connection plugin will force pseudo-tty allocation via -tt when scripts are executed. Pseudo-ttys do not have a stderr channel and all stderr is sent to stdout. If you depend on separated stdout and stderr result keys, please switch to a copy+command set of tasks instead of using script.
  • If the path to the local script contains spaces, it needs to be quoted.
  • This module is also supported for Windows targets.

See Also

See also

shell – Execute shell commands on targets
The official documentation on the shell module.
win_shell – Execute shell commands on target hosts
The official documentation on the win_shell module.

Examples

- name: Run a script with arguments
  script: /some/local/script.sh --some-argument 1234

- name: Run a script only if file.txt does not exist on the remote node
  script: /some/local/create_file.sh --some-argument 1234
  args:
    creates: /the/created/file.txt

- name: Run a script only if file.txt exists on the remote node
  script: /some/local/remove_file.sh --some-argument 1234
  args:
    removes: /the/removed/file.txt

- name: Run a script using an executable in a non-system path
  script: /some/local/script
  args:
    executable: /some/remote/executable

- name: Run a script using an executable in a system path
  script: /some/local/script.py
  args:
    executable: python3

Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team
  • Michael DeHaan

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