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[copy module] inline content causes double newlines for multiline variables #9172

redbaron opened this issue Sep 26, 2014 · 2 comments


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when using copy module with inline content="{{myvar}}" where myvar is multiline variable, newlines in the destination files got duplicated.

Steps to reproduce

Example playbook:

- hosts: all
    multiline: |

    - local_action: copy dest=/tmp/output content="{{multiline}}"

Run as:

ansible-playbook -c local -i "," content_newlines.yml

Expected result

$ cat /tmp/output

Actual results

$ cat /tmp/output



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Hi, this is not actually a bug so much but a consequence of the way it was expressed, but I agree it may not be super clear.

The solution would be to use the "src" parameter or just the long form:

- copy:
    content: "{{ blarg }}"
    dest: /path/to/foo.file

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