Checkout git repository via HTTPS - Ansible module git
How to checkout a git repository via HTTPS using Ansible module git.
How to checkout git repository via HTTPS?
I’m going to show you a live demo with some simple Ansible code. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot
Ansible checkout git repository
Today we’re talking about Ansible module git. The full name is ansible.builtin.git which means is part of the collection of modules “builtin” with ansible and shipped with it. This module is pretty stable and out for years. The purpose is to Deploy software (or files) from git checkouts in our managed hosts. If you would like to fetch via SSH please refer to: Checkout git repository SSH - Ansible module git
Parameters and Return Values
The parameter list is pretty wide but I’ll summarize the most useful.
- repo path
- dest string
- update boolean
The only required parameters are “repo” and “dest”.
“repo” specifies the source repository URL.
“dest” specify the destination path.
The “update” retrieves new revisions from the already synched origin repository.
- after string
The most interesting return value is “after” which contains the last commit after the update process.
Let’s jump in a real-life playbook to checkout a git repository with Ansible
--- - name: git module demo hosts: all become: true tasks: - name: ensure git pkg installed ansible.builtin.yum: name: git state: present - name: checkout git repo ansible.builtin.git: repo: https://github.com/lucab85/ansible-pilot.git dest: /home/devops/ansible-pilot
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