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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

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[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


$ ansible-playbook-grapher --include-role-tasks examples/example_with_roles.yml


Some options are available:

$ ansible-playbook-grapher --help
Usage: ansible-playbook-grapher [options] playbook.yml

Make graph from your Playbook.

--ask-vault-pass ask for vault password
-e EXTRA_VARS, --extra-vars=EXTRA_VARS
set additional variables as key=value or YAML/JSON, if
filename prepend with @
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--include-role-tasks Include the tasks of the role in the graph.
specify inventory host path (default=[%s]) or comma
separated host list.
the new vault identity to use for rekey
new vault password file for rekey
Output filename without the '.svg' extension. Default:
-s, --save-dot-file Save the dot file used to generate the graph.
only run plays and tasks whose tags do not match these
-t TAGS, --tags=TAGS only run plays and tasks tagged with these values
--vault-id=VAULT_IDS the vault identity to use
vault password file
-v, --verbose verbose mode (-vvv for more, -vvvv to enable
connection debugging)
--version show program's version number 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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