How to extract zip file using Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation engine that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. Playbooks are Ansible’s configuration, deployment, and orchestration language. Playbooks are expressed in YAML format (see YAML Syntax) and have a minimum of syntax, which intentionally tries to not be a programming language or script, but rather a model of a configuration or a process.

This article explains the steps for extracing zip file using ansible.

Open a yaml file in the Ansible installation folder and save the below content to it.

- name: Unarchive a file
       src: /tmp/
       dest: /usr/local
       remote_src: yes

Here we need to replace the value of src and dest accordingly.

Now we can execute this playbook to complete the task.

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