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Generate /etc/hosts with Ansible
# Idempotent way to build a /etc/hosts file with Ansible using your Ansible hosts inventory for a source.
# Will include all hosts the playbook is run on.
# Inspired from http://xmeblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/ansible-dynamicaly-update-etchosts.html
- name: "Build hosts file"
lineinfile: dest=/etc/hosts regexp='.*{{ item }}$' line="{{ hostvars[item].ansible_default_ipv4.address }} {{item}}" state=present
when: hostvars[item].ansible_default_ipv4.address is defined
with_items: groups['all']
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irigon commented Dec 9, 2021

@dywanik , I am not sure if that is what you are searching for... in my case, I wanted simply to add an entry to /etc/hosts.
The following worked for me:

molecule.yml:

---
...
platforms:
  - name: "myplatformname"
    etc_hosts:
      "repo": "8.8.8.8"

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