On Saturday, 7 April 2018 14.50.44 CEST Gabriel Forster wrote:
> Using the find module to find unknown files in a given directory and 
> register the results as a variable to be looped through later on. The debug 
> of the registered var shows a full on array of all kinds of attributes 
> about the files (way more than I want) - except the file name! It does show 
> the file name in the files.path, which I should be able to filter with 
> basename, but that doesn't work either. This either should be much more 
> straightforward, or my understanding of this is way off.
> 
> Question: How do I store unknown file names in a dir as a list that I can 
> loop through in a subsequent task?
> 
> 
> My current play (I've tried a few different iterations - and the echo is 
> just an example, would like to do other things like use the script module 
> and such):
> 
>  ---
>  - hosts: localhost
>    tasks:
>      - name: Check the files
>        find:
>          paths: /home/gforster/projects/scripts
>        register: files_found
>  
>      - name: echo files
>        command: "echo {{ item.path | basename }}"
>        loop: "{{ files_found.files }}"

It's nothing wrong with this.


> Expected Results:
> 
> TASK [echo files] 
> *********************************************************************************************************************
> changed: [localhost] => {
>     "msg": "some_filesname"
> }

If you looking for something like this you need to use the debug instead of 
command module.

    - name: echo files
      debug: msg="{{ item.path | basename }}"
      loop: "{{ files_found.files }}"


> Actual Results:
> TASK [echo files] 
> *********************************************************************************************************************
> changed: [localhost] => (item={u'uid': 1000, u'woth': True, u'mtime': 
> 1522857501.1654217, u'inode': 20547673299942532, u'isgid': False, u'size': 
> 359, u'roth': True, u'isuid': False, u'isreg': True, u'pw_name': u'gforster'
> , u'gid': 1000, u'ischr': False, u'wusr': True, u'xoth': False, u'rusr': 
> True, u'nlink': 1, u'issock': False, u'rgrp': True, u'gr_name': u'gforster', 
> u'path': u'/home/gforster/projects/scripts/101_names', u'xusr': False, u
> 'atime': 1522857501.1649039, u'isdir': False, u'ctime': 1522857501.1654217, 
> u'wgrp': True, u'xgrp': False, u'dev': 2, u'isblk': False, u'isfifo': False, 
> u'mode': u'0666', u'islnk': False})
> changed: [localhost] => (item={u'uid': 1000, u'woth': True, u'mtime': 
> 1522857463.1172974, u'inode': 9570149208257507, u'isgid': False, u'size': 
> 1261, u'roth': True, u'isuid': False, u'isreg': True, u'pw_name': u
> 'gforster', u'gid': 1000, u'ischr': False, u'wusr': True, u'xoth': False, u
> 'rusr': True, u'nlink': 1, u'issock': False, u'rgrp': True, u'gr_name': u
> 'gforster', u'path': u'/home/gforster/projects/scripts/101_to_masterfile', u
> 'xusr': False, u'atime': 1522857457.6757936, u'isdir': False, u'ctime': 
> 1522857463.1829827, u'wgrp': True, u'xgrp': False, u'dev': 2, u'isblk': 
> False, u'isfifo': False, u'mode': u'0666', u'islnk': False})

You output is missing a lot of things, are you sure that you copied all?


-- 
Kai Stian Olstad

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