I’m very new to Ansible
Is it possible to check if a string exists in a file using Ansible.
I want to check is a user has access to a server.
this can be done on the server using
cat /etc/passwd | grep username
but I want Ansible to stop if the user is not there.
I have tried to use the
lineinfile but can’t seem to get it to return.
- name: find
The code above adds user to the file if he is not there. All i want to do is check. I don’t want to modify the file in any way, is this possible
I’d probably register and evaluate a variable.
The following simple playbook works for me:
- hosts: localhost
- name: read the passwd file
shell: cat /etc/passwd
- name: a task that only happens if the user exists
when: user_accts.stdout.find('hillsy') != -1
debug: msg="user hillsy exists"