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Ansible - Extract specific files in a tar zip bzip2 gzip archive using the unarchive module

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If you are not familiar with modules, check out Ansible - Getting Started with Modules.

Likewise, if you are not familiar with the unarchive module, check out my article Extract a tar zip bzip2 gzip archive using the unarchive module.

include can be used to only extract specific files from the archive. For example, let's say you first use list_files to extract an archive and store the list of files in the archive in a variable named list_files.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: extract example.zip to /tmp and list files too
    unarchive:
      src: /path/to/example.zip
      dest: /tmp
      list_files: true
    register: list_files

  - debug:
      var: list_files
...

 

The list_files list could have something like this.

ok: [dlmbweb011.thrivent.com] => {
    "list_files": {
        "changed": false,
        "dest": "/tmp",
        "failed": false,
        "files": [
            "/path/to/directory/",
            "/path/to/directory/foo.txt",
            "/path/to/directory/bar.txt"
        ],
        "gid": 0,
        "group": "root",
        "handler": "TgzArchive",
        "mode": "01777",
        "owner": "root",
        "size": 4096,
        "src": "/path/to/example.zip",
        "state": "directory",
        "uid": 0
    }
}

 

By default, the unarchive module will extract all of the files and directories in the archive to a target directory. include can be used to only extract certain files and directories in the archive to a target directory. In this example, only files and directories containing "foo" will be extracted to the /tmp/foo_files directory.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: extract example.zip to /tmp and list files too
    unarchive:
      src: /path/to/example.zip
      dest: /tmp/list_files
      list_files: true
    register: list_files

  - debug:
      var: list_files

  - name: delete the /tmp/list_files directory
    file:
      path: /tmp/list_files
      state: absent

  - name: extract files and directories in example.zip containing 'foo'
    unarchive:
      src: /path/to/example.zip
      dest: /tmp
      include: "{{ item }}"
    with_items: "{{ list_files.files }}"
    when: item is search 'foo'
...

 

 

 




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