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The plugin filter file/etc/ansible/plugin_filters(yml) does not exist – Skipping

Ansible is an open-source software provisioning, configuration management, and application-deployment tool. It runs on many Unix-like systems and can configure both Unix-like systems as well as Microsoft Windows. It includes its own declarative language to describe system configuration. The following error is a result of the “plugin_filters.yml” not being present in the ansible directory as shown below. Please see How to Use Wiki from Linux Terminal. In this article, you will learn how to fix the error “the plugin filter file/etc/ansible/plugin_filters(yml) does not exist – Skipping”.

Resolution to the error “plugin filter file/etc/ansible/plugin_filters(yml) does not exist”?

Note: Plugin Filter Configuration. Since Ansible 2.5, there is the ability for a site administrator to blacklist modules that they do not want to be available to Ansible. This is configured via a YAML configuration file (by default, /etc/ansible/plugin_filters.yml). Use plugin_filters_cfg configuration in the defaults section to change this configuration file path.

Solution: Ensure this file is present as shown below. For more information, see the following link below

Henceforth, the error will no longer be prompted 😉 Please see How to find out who restarted Windows Server, How to Search Group Policy for a Specific Setting in Windows 10 and Windows 11, how to fix “This installation package could not be opened, Verify that the package exists and that you can access it“, how to Detect registry keys using Process Monitor using Sysinternals Tools, and how to detect if an application was uninstalled on Windows: Find out who has uninstalled an application via Windows Event Viewer.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to fix the error “The plugin filter file/etc/ansible/plugin_filters(yml) does not exist – Skipping”. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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