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ANSIBLE-INVENTORY(1) System administration commands ANSIBLE-INVENTORY(1)

ansible-inventory - None

ansible-inventory [options] [host|group]

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

--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


--output 'OUTPUT_FILE'

When doing an --list, send the inventory to a file instead of of to screen


--playbook-dir 'BASEDIR'

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


--toml

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


--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, config file location, configured module search path, module location, executable location 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


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.

/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 directory) assumed to be 'project specific' and overrides the rest if present.

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

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.

Copyright © 2018 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible. Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 license.

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>

Ansible 2.8.2