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ANSIBLE-CONSOLE(1)	System administration commands	    ANSIBLE-CONSOLE(1)

       ansible-console - a REPL	for ad-hoc ansible tasks

       ansible-console [-m module_name]	[-a args] [options] [host-pattern]

       Ansible console is a REPL that allows for running ad-hoc	tasks against
       a chosen	inventory (based on dominis' ansible-shell).

	   A name of a group in	the inventory, a shell-like glob selecting
	   hosts in inventory or any combination of the	two separated by

       -a 'ARGUMENTS', --args='ARGUMENTS'
	   The ARGUMENTS to pass to the	module.

       -b, --become
	   Use privilege escalation (specific one depends on become_method),
	   this	does not imply prompting for passwords.

       K, --ask-become-pass
	   Ask for privilege escalation	password.

       -k, --ask-pass
	   Prompt for the connection password, if it is	needed for the
	   transport used. For example,	using ssh and not having a key-based
	   authentication with ssh-agent.

	   Prompt for su password, used	with --su (deprecated, use become).

	   Prompt for the password to use with --sudo, if any (deprecated, use

	   Prompt for vault password.

       -B NUM, --background=NUM
	   Run commands	in the background, killing the task after NUM seconds.

	   Privilege escalation	method to use (default=sudo), valid choices: [
	   sudo	| su | pbrun | pfexec |	runas |	doas | dzdo ]

	   Run operations as this user (default=root).

       -C, --check
	   Do not make any changes on the remote system, but test resources to
	   see what might have changed.	Note this can not scan all possible
	   resource types and is only a	simulation.

       -c CONNECTION, --connection=CONNECTION
	   Connection type to use. Most	common options are paramiko (SSH),
	   ssh,	winrm and local.  local	is mostly useful for crontab or

       -e EXTRA_VARS, --extra-vars='EXTRA_VARS
	   Extra variables to inject into a playbook, in key=value key=value
	   format or as	quoted YAML/JSON (hashes and arrays). To load
	   variables from a file, specify the file preceded by @ (e.g.

       -f NUM, --forks=NUM
	   Level of parallelism.  NUM is specified as an integer, the default
	   is 5.

       -h, --help
	   Show	help message and exit.

       -i PATH,	--inventory=PATH
	   The PATH to the inventory, which defaults to
	   /usr/local/etc/ansible/hosts. Alternatively you can use a comma
	   separated list of hosts or single host with traling comma host,.

       -l SUBSET, --limit=SUBSET
	   Further limits the selected host/group patterns. You	can prefix it
	   with	~ to indicate that the pattern is a regex.

	   Outputs a list of matching hosts; does not execute anything else.

       -m NAME,	--module-name=NAME
	   Execute the module called NAME.

       -M DIRECTORY, --module-path=DIRECTORY
	   The DIRECTORY search	path to	load modules from. The default is
	   /usr/local/share/ansible. This can also be set with the
	   ANSIBLE_LIBRARY environment variable.

       -o, --one-line
	   Try to output everything on one line.

       -P NUM, --poll=NUM
	   Poll	a background job every NUM seconds. Requires -B.

	   Use this file to authenticate the connection.

       -S, --su
	   Run operations with su (deprecated, use become).

       -R SU_USER, --se-user=SUDO_USER
	   Run operations with su as this user (default=root) (deprecated, use

       -s, --sudo
	   Run the command as the user given by	-u and sudo to root
	   (deprecated,	use become).

       --ssh-common-args='-o ProxyCommand="ssh -W %h:%p	..." ...'
	   Add the specified arguments to any sftp/scp/ssh command-line.
	   Useful to set a ProxyCommand	to use a jump host, but	any arguments
	   that	are accepted by	all three programs may be specified.

       --sftp-extra-args='-f ...'
	   Add the specified arguments to any sftp command-line.

       --scp-extra-args='-l ...'
	   Add the specified arguments to any scp command-line.

       --ssh-extra-args='-R ...'
	   Add the specified arguments to any ssh command-line.

       -U SUDO_USERNAME, --sudo-user=SUDO_USERNAME
	   Sudo	to SUDO_USERNAME default is root. (deprecated, use become).

       -t DIRECTORY, --tree=DIRECTORY
	   Save	contents in this output	DIRECTORY, with	the results saved in a
	   file	named after each host.

       -T SECONDS, --timeout=SECONDS
	   Connection timeout to use when trying to talk to hosts, in SECONDS.

       -u USERNAME, --user=USERNAME
	   Use this USERNAME to	login to the target host, instead of the
	   current user.

	   A file containing the vault password	to be used during the
	   decryption of vault encrypted files.	Be sure	to keep	this file
	   secured if it is used. If the file is executable, it	will be	run
	   and its standard output will	be used	as the password.

       -v, --verbose
	   Verbose mode, more output from successful actions will be shown.
	   Give	up to three times for more output.

	   Show	program	version	number and exit.

       Ansible stores the hosts	it can potentially operate on in an inventory.
       This can	be an ini-like file, a script, directory or a list. The	ini
       syntax is one host per line. Groups headers are allowed and are
       included	on their own line, enclosed in square brackets that start the

       Ranges of hosts are also	supported. For more information	and additional
       options,	see the	documentation on

       The following environment variables may be specified.

       ANSIBLE_INVENTORY  -- Override the default ansible inventory file

       ANSIBLE_LIBRARY -- Override the default ansible module library path

       ANSIBLE_CONFIG -- Override the default ansible config file

       Many more are available for most	options	in ansible.cfg

       /usr/local/etc/ansible/hosts -- Default inventory file

       /usr/local/share/ansible/ -- Default module library

       /usr/local/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg -- Config file, used if present

       ~/.ansible.cfg -- User config file, overrides the default config	if

       Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file
       for a complete list of contributors.

       Copyright (C) 2012, Michael DeHaan Ansible is released under the	terms
       of the GPLv3 License.

       ansible-playbook(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-doc(1), ansible-vault(1),

       Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site:	IRC and	mailing	list info can be found in file,	available in:

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