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Ansible: Up and Running by Lorin Hochstein

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Appendix B. Default Settings

Ansible defines a number of settings. You can override the default values of these settings in the Ansible configuration file or as an environment variable.

The configuration file is broken up into the following sections:

  • defaults

  • ssh_connection

  • paramiko

  • accelerate

Table B-1. Defaults section
Config name Environment variable Default value

hostfile

ANSIBLE_HOSTS

/etc/ansible/hosts

library

ANSIBLE_LIBRARY

(none)

roles_path

ANSIBLE_ROLES_PATH

/etc/ansible/roles

remote_tmp

ANSIBLE_REMOTE_TEMP

$HOME/.ansible/tmp

module_name

(none)

command

pattern

(none)

*

forks

ANSIBLE_FORKS

5

module_args

ANSIBLE_MODULE_ARGS

(empty string)

module_lang

ANSIBLE_MODULE_LANG

en_US.UTF-8

timeout

ANSIBLE_TIMEOUT

10

poll_interval

ANSIBLE_POLL_INTERVAL

15

remote_user

ANSIBLE_REMOTE_USER

current user

ask_pass

ANSIBLE_ASK_PASS

false

private_key_file

ANSIBLE_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE

(none)

sudo_user

ANSIBLE_SUDO_USER

root

ask_sudo_pass

ANSIBLE_ASK_SUDO_PASS

false

remote_port

ANSIBLE_REMOTE_PORT

(none)

ask_vault_pass

ANSIBLE_ASK_VAULT_PASS

false

vault_password_file

ANSIBLE_VAULT_PASSWORD_FILE

(none)

ansible_managed

(none)

Ansible managed: {file} modified on %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S by {uid} on {host}

syslog_facility

ANSIBLE_SYSLOG_FACILITY

LOG_USER

keep_remote_files

ANSIBLE_KEEP_REMOTE_FILES

true

sudo

ANSIBLE_SUDO

false

sudo_exe

ANSIBLE_SUDO_EXE

sudo

sudo_flags

ANSIBLE_SUDO_FLAGS

-H

hash_behaviour

ANSIBLE_HASH_BEHAVIOUR

replace

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