The owner parameter can be used to define the owner of a file or directory. For example, let's say you are using the copy module to copy a file. In this example, the copied file (foo.txt) would be owned by john.doe.
- name: "copy foo.txt to /tmp" copy: src: "foo.txt" dest: "/tmp" owner: "john.doe"
Here are the attributes of the copied file (foo.txt).
-rw-r--r--. 3 john.doe root 4096 Jun 26 08:21 foo.txt