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"ansible-vault encrypt" will not accept multiple files at once #6241

psynix opened this Issue Mar 2, 2014 · 1 comment


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psynix commented Mar 2, 2014

Issue Type:

Bug Report

Ansible Version:



OS X (Mavericks)


Contrary to the documentation, ansible-vault won't accept multiple files:

Steps To Reproduce:
ansible-vault encrypt *.yml
Expected Results:

Password prompt with no error message

Actual Results:
ERROR: 'create' does not accept more than one filename

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jctanner commented Mar 3, 2014

@psynix ansible-vault accepts multiple positional arguments, but not fileglobs.

ansible-vault encrypt a.yml b.yml c.yml d.yml

If someone were to submit a pull request to accept fileglobs, I would definitely review and merge it in.

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