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Does Ansible provide any option to start from a particular task of a playbook ?

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A playbook may consist of multiple tasks and as per my understanding it runs from top to bottom. Is there any way to start execution from a task other than first one ? If yes then what is the way to do that ?

posted Apr 30, 2017 by Vikram Singh

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Hi Vikram,
You are correct, normally playbook execution starts from top and goes to bottom but Ansible provides very useful options which can be used. While running playbook you can use the following option to run tasks from a specific path:

$ansible-playbook playbook.yml --start-at-task="install packages"


answer May 1, 2017 by Harshita
Thanks a lot.
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