Yes the hash starts with a $ and includes / as well. I dont follow what you
mean by escaping them.
Here is an example hash. So how would I have it read that as one character
string and swap it with the new hash
On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 3:58:25 PM UTC-4, Kai Stian Olstad wrote:
> On 12. okt. 2016 21:36, Alan Harkleroad wrote:
> > So I wrote a short playbook to update our VMs to update the
> > /boot/grub/grub.conf file to use a new hashed password but the playbook
> > comes back green with no changes. Not sure what I am doing wrong, any
> > is appreciated.
> > ---
> > - host: myhosts
> > become: true
> > become_method: sudo
> > tasks:
> > - name: Update grub.conf file with new passwd hash
> > replace:
> > dest=/boot/grub/grub.conf
> > regexp='password --encrypted currenthash!@#$$$'
> > replace='password --encrypted newhash12345667'
> Hard to say without knowing how the current hash looks like, but if the
> hash contain any regexp special character they need to be escaped.
> List of them you'll find here
> Kai Stian Olstad
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