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A command line tool to create a graph representing your Ansible playbook tasks and roles

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# Ansible Playbook Grapher

[ansible-playbook-grapher]( is a command line tool to create a graph representing your Ansible playbook tasks and roles. The aim of
this project is to quickly have an overview of your playbook.

Inspired by [Ansible Inventory Grapher](

## Pérequis
* **Ansible** >= 2.4: The script has not been tested yet with an earlier version of Ansible.
$ sudo pip3 install 'ansible>=2.4'
* **graphviz**: The tool used to generate the graph in SVG.
$ sudo apt-get install graphviz

## Installation
$ sudo pip3 install ansible-playbook-grapher

## Usage

$ ansible-playbook-grapher examples/playbook.yml


Some options are available:

$ ansible-playbook-grapher --help
usage: ansible-playbook-grapher [-h] [-i INVENTORY] [--include-role-tasks]
[-s] [-o OUTPUT_FILE_NAME] [-v]

Simple grapher for an Ansible Playbook. You will need to install Ansible,
graphviz on your system (sudo apt-get install graphviz). Has been tested with
Ansible 2.4.

positional arguments:
playbook The playbook to grah.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
Ansible inventory. Useful if you want to have a
tooltip with hostnames on the play nodes.
--include-role-tasks Include the tasks of the role in the graph. Can
produce a huge graph if you have lot of roles.
-s, --save-dot-file Save the dot file used to generate the graph.
Output filename without the '.svg' extension. Default:
-v, --version Print version and exit.


## Contribution
Contributions are welcome. Feel free to contribute by creating an issue or submitting a PR :smiley:

- Graphviz : properly rank the edge of the graph to represent the order of the execution of the tasks and roles
- Graphviz : find a way to avoid or reduce edges overlapping
- Ansible: Variables interpolation in node name (when possible)
- Add support for tags

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