How to move rename a file using an Ansible task on a remote system

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Hi Guys,

I have some files in the remote system. I want to move those files when a particular task will run. How can I control that?

Sep 17, 2020 in Ansible by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You can use the command module to move your files. But before running that task, you should check if the file is present or not as shown below.

- name: state check
  stat: path=/path/to/foo
  register: foo_stat
- name: Move foo to bar
  command: mv /path/to/foo /path/to/bar
  when: foo_stat.stat.exists
answered Sep 17, 2020 by MD
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