FreeKB - debug module (printing output to the console)
Ansible - debug module (printing output to the console)

The debug module can be used to print output.  In this example, "Hello World" will be printed.

- debug: 
    msg: "Hello World"


When the play is run, the following should be produced.

TASK [debug]
ok: [] => {
    "msg": "Hello World"


Often, debug is used along with the register module. In this example, the stdout/stderr/rc of the ls (list) command will be stored in a variable named "out". 

- name: list command
  shell: "ls /tmp"
  register: out


You can then printing the output using the debug module, like this.

- name: standard out
    msg: "{{ out.stdout_lines }}"

- name: standard error
    msg: "{{ out.stderr_lines }}"

- name: return code
    msg: "{{ out.rc }}"


Running this playbook should return the following. In this example, standard out returns a file or directory in the /tmp directory named "foo", there was no standard error, and the return code is 0 (success).

TASK [list command]
ok: []

TASK [standard out]
ok: [] => {
    "msg": "foo"

TASK [standard error]
ok: [] => {
    "msg": ""

TASK [return code]
ok: [] => {
    "msg": "0"


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