win_tempfile – Creates temporary files and directories

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Creates temporary files and directories.
  • For non-Windows targets, please use the tempfile module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
path
path
Default:
"%TEMP%"
Location where temporary file or directory should be created.
If path is not specified default system temporary directory (%TEMP%) will be used.

aliases: dest
prefix
string
Default:
"ansible."
Prefix of file/directory name created by module.
state
string
    Choices:
  • directory
  • file ←
Whether to create file or directory.
suffix
string
Default:
""
Suffix of file/directory name created by module.

See Also

See also

tempfile – Creates temporary files and directories
The official documentation on the tempfile module.

Examples

- name: Create temporary build directory
  win_tempfile:
    state: directory
    suffix: build

- name: Create temporary file
  win_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
The absolute path to the created file or directory.

Sample:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\ansible.bMlvdk


Status

Authors

  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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