FreeKB - Ansible check_mode parameter (dry run)
Ansible - check_mode parameter (dry run)

Command line option --check can be used to perform a task or run a playbook in dry run mode, meaning that no changes will be made on the manage nodes (e.g. target systems). For example, here is how to use the --check option with the ansible-playbook command.

ansible-playbook foo.yml --check

 

Or, the check_mode option can be used to determine if a task would have been successful. In this example, check mode is used to determine if foo.txt can be copied.

- name: "copy foo.txt"
  copy:
    src: "/tmp/foo.txt"
    dest: "/tmp/foo.txt"
  check_mode: "yes"

 



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