ansible-inventory man page

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Synopsis

ansible-inventory [options] [host|group]

Description

used to display or dump the configured inventory as Ansible sees it

Common Options

--ask-vault-pass

ask for vault password

--export

When doing an --list, represent in a way that is optimized for export,not as an accurate representation of how Ansible has processed it

--graph

create inventory graph, if supplying pattern it must be a valid group name

--host 'HOST'

Output specific host info, works as inventory script

--list

Output all hosts info, works as inventory script

--playbook-dir 'BASEDIR'

Since this tool does not use playbooks, use this as a subsitute playbook directory.This sets the relative path for many features including roles/ group_vars/ etc.

--vars

Add vars to graph display, ignored unless used with --graph

--vault-id

the vault identity to use

--vault-password-file

vault password file

--version

show program's version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-i, --inventory, --inventory-file

specify inventory host path or comma separated host list. --inventory-file is deprecated

-v, --verbose

verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)

-y, --yaml

Use YAML format instead of default JSON, ignored for --graph

Environment

The following environment variables may be specified.

ANSIBLE_CONFIG -- Specify override location for the ansible config file

Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

For a full list check https://docs.ansible.com/. or use the ansible-config command.

Files

/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg -- Config file, used if present

~/.ansible.cfg -- User config file, overrides the default config if present

./ansible.cfg -- Local config file (in current working direcotry) assumed to be 'project specific' and overrides the rest if present.

As mentioned above, the ANSIBLE_CONFIG environment variable will override all others.

Author

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.

See Also

ansible (1), ansible-config (1), ansible-console (1), ansible-doc (1), ansible-galaxy (1), ansible-playbook (1), ansible-pull (1), ansible-vault (1)

Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: <https://docs.ansible.com>. IRC and mailing list info can be found in file CONTRIBUTING.md, available in: <https://github.com/ansible/ansible>

Info

Ansible 2.6.4 System administration commands