Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the name of the current host?

The currently executing host can be fetched from a global context variable within operation code:

from pyinfra import host  # the name of the host, as defined in the inventory

How do I use sudo in an operation?

Sudo is controlled by one of the Global Arguments, there are a number of additional arguments to control sudo execution:

    _sudo_user="someuser",    # sudo to this user
    _use_sudo_login=True,     # use a login shell when sudo-ing
    _preserve_sudo_env=True,  # preserve the environment when sudo-ing