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Save Output to Local File With Ansible

This playbook demonstrates how you can redirect shell output to a local file

Inventory

Our inventory.ini file:

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[localhost]
localhost

The Script

Our script: /tmp/foo

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#!/usr/bin/env bash
echo "foo"
echo "bar"

Apply executable permissions:

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$ chmod +x /tmp/foo

Playbook

Our playbook: debug.yml

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---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
    - shell: /tmp/foo
      register: foo_result
      ignore_errors: True
    - local_action: copy content= dest=file

Running

Running the Ansible Playbook:

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$ ansible-playbook -i inventory.ini debug.yml

PLAY [localhost] ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************

TASK [shell] ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
changed: [localhost]

TASK [copy] *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
changed: [localhost -> localhost]

PLAY RECAP **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
localhost                  : ok=2    changed=2    unreachable=0    failed=0

View the local saved file:

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$ cat file
foo
bar

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