FAILED changed false msg src and content are mutually exclusive

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to copy files from the controller node to the managed node. But it is showing me the below error.

fatal: [192.168.0.180]: FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "src and content are mutually exclusive"}

I am using the below block of code.

- hosts: all
  tasks:
  - package:
      name: httpd
      state: present
  - copy:
      content: "#This playbook is used to replace the content of a file"
      src: home.html
      dest: /var/www/html/home.html
  - service:
      name: httpd
      state: started
  - service:
      name: firewalld
      state: stopped
Aug 2, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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1 answer to this question.

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Hi@akhtar,

You can't use content and src argument together. You need to use only one argument at a time. The src argument is used to copy files from the controller node to managed nodes. And the content argument is used to copy the content to managed nodes. So you can change your code as given below.

- hosts: all
  tasks:
  - package:
      name: httpd
      state: present
  - copy:
      content: "#This playbook is used to replace the content of a file"
      dest: /var/www/html/home.html
  - service:
      name: httpd
      state: started
  - service:
      name: firewalld
      state: stopped
answered Aug 2, 2020 by MD
• 95,340 points

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