File and directory automation with Ansible in 10 examples

Learn how to create files, directories, rename, create empty files, copy between local and remote with Ansible playbook

Learn the Ansible automation technology with some real-life examples.

What you’ll learn

  • Ansible in real life use cases.
  • Mange files with Ansible in Linux.
  • Mange directory with Ansible in Linux.
  • Perform modification in files and directory with Ansible in Linux.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Ansible code to interact with Linux filesystem –> 12 lectures • 1hr 43min.

File and directory automation with Ansible in 10 examples

Requirements

  • Ansible basic knowledge.

Learn the Ansible automation technology with some real-life examples.

Every successful IT department needs automation nowadays for bare metal servers, virtual machines, could, containers, and edge computing. Automate your IT journey with Ansible automation technology.

I’m going to teach you example by example how to manage files, directories, rename, create empty files, copy between local and remote in Linux, macOS and Windows operation systems are the most common System Administrator tasks.

Each of the 10+ lessons summarizes a specific scenario about files and directories management: creating an empty file, creating a text file, assigning the permission to users and groups, renaming files and directory, removing the files and directory, or copy between local and remote and vice-versa. Another useful administrator tool is to assign permission to files or directories as needed. Included extraction of a compressed zip file or tarball with the most common gzips and bzip2 UNIX formats. Moreover, that is a lesson about file download from a URL and verifying the genuinity with the checksum.

You could easily customize the example code with your username and use it in your everyday journey without any additional effort.

There are some Ansible codes usable in all the Linux systems, macOS and Windows, battle-tested in RedHat-like and Debian-like systems.

Are you ready to automate your day with Ansible?