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tempfile – Creates temporary files and directories.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • The tempfile module creates temporary files and directories. mktemp command takes different parameters on various systems, this module helps to avoid troubles related to that. Files/directories created by module are accessible only by creator. In case you need to make them world-accessible you need to use file module.
  • For Windows targets, use the win_tempfile module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
path
-
Location where temporary file or directory should be created. If path is not specified default system temporary directory will be used.
prefix
-
Default:
ansible.
Prefix of file/directory name created by module.
state
-
    Choices:
  • directory
  • file ←
Whether to create file or directory.
suffix
-
Default:
Suffix of file/directory name created by module.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: create temporary build directory
  tempfile:
    state: directory
    suffix: build

- name: create temporary file
  tempfile:
    state: file
    suffix: temp

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
path
string
success
Path to created file or directory

Sample:
/tmp/ansible.bMlvdk


Status

Authors

  • Krzysztof Magosa

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