Ansible task to determine if a path exists and is a symlink

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I'm very new to Ansible and I have to work on a project. I need to do the following

  • Determine if a path exists and is a symlink
  • If it does not exist, test sym.stat.islnk and should fail with an error

How do I write a playbook for the same?

Apr 2, 2019 in Ansible by Ishaan

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Hi @neha, you can write your task in the following way:

- stat:
    path: /path/to/something
  register: sym

- debug:
    msg: "islnk isn't defined (path doesn't exist)"
  when: sym.stat.islnk is not defined

Try and let me know if it works.

answered Apr 2, 2019 by Alok

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