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ANSIBLE-CONFIG(1) System administration commands ANSIBLE-CONFIG(1)

ansible-config - View ansible configuration.

usage: ansible-config [-h] [--version] [-v] {list,dump,view} ...

Config command line class

show program's version number, config file location, configured module search path, module location, executable location and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-v, --verbose

verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable connection debugging)

list all current configs reading lib/ and shows env and config file setting names

-c 'CONFIG_FILE', --config 'CONFIG_FILE'

path to configuration file, defaults to first file found in precedence.

Shows the current settings, merges ansible.cfg if specified


Only show configurations that have changed from the default

-c 'CONFIG_FILE', --config 'CONFIG_FILE'

path to configuration file, defaults to first file found in precedence.

Displays the current config file

-c 'CONFIG_FILE', --config 'CONFIG_FILE'

path to configuration file, defaults to first file found in precedence.

The following environment variables may be specified.

ANSIBLE_CONFIG -- Specify override location for the ansible config file

Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg

For a full list check or use the ansible-config command.

/usr/local/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg -- Config file, used if present

~/.ansible.cfg -- User config file, overrides the default config if present

./ansible.cfg -- Local config file (in current working directory) assumed to be 'project specific' and overrides the rest if present.

As mentioned above, the ANSIBLE_CONFIG environment variable will override all others.

Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.

Copyright © 2018 Red Hat, Inc | Ansible. Ansible is released under the terms of the GPLv3 license.

ansible (1), ansible-console (1), ansible-doc (1), ansible-galaxy (1), ansible-inventory (1), ansible-playbook (1), ansible-pull (1), ansible-vault (1)

Extensive documentation is available in the documentation site: <>. IRC and mailing list info can be found in file, available in: <>

Ansible 2.9.27

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