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Ansible file Module

  file module in ansible deals with file/directory-related operations. Example 1:-  Change file permission and ownership Playbook: fileper.y...

 file module in ansible deals with file/directory-related operations.

Example 1:- 

Change file permission and ownership

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Change file permssion
        file:
           path: /tmp/foo.conf
           owner: vagrant
           group: vagrant
           mode: 0644
Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

Example 2:- 

Create a soft link file

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
           src: /tmp/foo.conf
           dest: /tmp/foo.lnk
           state: link

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

Example 3:- 

Create a soft link file with loop

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
           src: '/tmp/{{ item.src }}'
           dest: '{{ item.dest }}'
           state: link
        with_items:
           - { src: 'foo.conf', dest: 'foo.lnk' }
           - { src: 'foo.txt', dest: 'footxt.lnk' }

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

Example 4:- 

Change the permission of file using symbolic modes

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
           path: /tmp/newfile.txt
           state: touch
           mode : u=rw,g=r,o=r
Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml


Example 5:- 

Change the permission of file using symbolic modes

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
           path: /tmp/newfile.txt
           state: touch
           mode : u+rw,g+r,o-r

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

Example 6:- 

Preserve modification and access time of a file with state= touch

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
          path: /tmp/foo.conf
          state: touch
          modification_time: "preserve"
          access_time: "preserve"

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

Example 7:- 

Change modification and access time of a file with current date time during state=touch

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
          path: /tmp/foo.conf
          state: touch
          modification_time: now
          access_time: now

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml


Example 8:- 

Create a directory

Playbook: fileper.yaml

---
 - name: play for file module
   hosts: webservers
   tasks:
      - name: Create a soft link file
        file:
          path: /tmp/ansibledir
          state: directory

Execute:-    ansible-playbook fileper.yaml

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