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ansible-doc - plugin documentation tool


ansible-doc [-l|-s] [options] [-t <plugin type] [plugin]


displays information on modules installed in Ansible libraries. It displays a terse listing of plugins and their short descriptions, provides a printout of their DOCUMENTATION strings, and it can create a short "snippet" which can be pasted into a playbook.


show program’s version number and exit
-M, --module-path
prepend colon-separated path(s) to module library (default=[u'/home/jenkins/.ansible/plugins/modules', u'/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules'])
-a, --all
For internal testing only Show documentation for all plugins.
-h, --help
show this help message and exit
-l, --list
List available plugins
-s, --snippet
Show playbook snippet for specified plugin(s)
-t TYPE, --type TYPE
Choose which plugin type (defaults to "module")
-v, --verbose
verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)


The following environment variables may be specified.
ANSIBLE_CONFIG — Override the default ansible config file
Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg


/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg — Config file, used if present
~/.ansible.cfg — User config file, overrides the default config if present


Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan. See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.


Copyright © 2017 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible. Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 License.


ansible(1), ansible-config(1), ansible-console(1), ansible-galaxy(1), ansible-inventory(1), ansible-playbook(1), ansible-pull(1), ansible-vault(1)
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09/19/2017 Ansible