You should run your playbook in check mode until you're certain that your regular expression is precise.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:45:57 AM UTC-6, Nico Sabbi wrote: > > HI, > I need to do a grep-like search in a file without using shell commands and > in a check_mode compatible way. > I just need to check the presence of a given string a in a file without > doing overwrites of any kind. > I implemented something with lineinfile but I'm very annoyed by the need > to specify the line parameter to overwrite the file > because the r.e. may be wrong. > > Is there any cleaner way to do what I need? > > - name: grub > become: true > lineinfile: > path: /etc/myfile > backrefs: yes > regexp: "^CMDLINE (.*)" > line: 'CMDLINE \1' > state: present > register: myxx > > > Thanks. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Ansible Project" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ansible-project+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ansible-project/5d8a82c8-cf6a-46b4-8010-61e4dc8be05a%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.