The proper approach to defining group and host variables

When working with group and host variables, you can split them up using the directory-based approach we used in the The preferred directory layout section. However, there are a few additional pointers to managing this that you should be aware of. First and foremost, you should always pay attention to variable precedence. A detailed list of variable precedence order can be found at However, the key takeaways for working with multiple environments are as follows:

  • Host variables are always of a higher order of precedence than group variables; so, you can override ...

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