Cool. Thanks Toshio. I was mousing around the code and saw exactly what you
mentioned, that the module itself is extracted. I think this is what I was
looking to do, so I think I'm covered.

Thanks!
-tim

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 9:38 AM, tkuratomi <tkurat...@ansible.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5:44:37 PM UTC-7, Tim Rupp wrote:
>>
>> hey folks,
>>
>> I was wondering if someone might know of a way to keep the uncompressed
>> ansiballz code around without deleting it or editing the ansible source?
>>
>> I specify ANSIBLE_KEEP_REMOTE_FILES, and that keeps around the module in
>> its compressed state that I later can run "python /some/module/here.py
>> explode" on to get to the code, but I'm interested in seeing the files as
>> they exist when run.
>>
>> Something is creating them on my box (for example) at this location.
>>
>> /private/var/folders/jc/9d1188j962931rhqrlm4173w5j5m45/T/
>> ansible_cknQdU/ansible_modlib.zip/ansible/module_utils/six.py
>>
>> The files are not exploded but run directly from the ansible_modlib.zip
> zipfile.  The module file itself is the only thing extracted from the zip
> file (because I could find no portable way to invoke that from the zipfile
> on all of python-2.4, python-2.6, and python-2.7+).  The zipfile is cleaned
> up as well but if you want access to it (rather than the base64 string
> that's in the ansiball itself) then what I do is use
> ANSIBLE_KEEP_REMOTE_FILES to keep the ansiball.  Then edit the ansiball to
> keep it around.  replace the call to shutil.rmtree(temp_path) with
> print(temp_path).  You can then find the ansible_modlib.zip and script in
> the temp_path directory.
>
> If you have more questions, feel free to ping me on IRC.  I'm abadger1999
> there and #ansible-devel is the best place to find me.
>
> -Toshio
>
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