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:
> 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
> path: /etc/myfile
> backrefs: yes
> regexp: "^CMDLINE (.*)"
> line: 'CMDLINE \1'
> state: present
> register: myxx
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