Before you run tasks or plans in your environment, inspect them to determine what effect they have on your target nodes.
Tip: Bolt is packaged with a collection of modules that contain useful plans to support common workflows. For details, see Packaged modules.
Run in no operation mode
You can run some tasks in no-operation mode (
noop) to view changes without taking any action on your target nodes. This way, you ensure the tasks perform as designed. If a task doesn't support no-operation mode, you get an error.
bolt task run package name=vim action=install --noop -n example.com
Show a task list
View a list of what tasks are installed in the current module path. Note that tasks marked with the
private metadata key are not shown:
bolt task show
Show documentation for a task
View parameters and other details for a task, including whether a task supports
bolt task show <TASK NAME>
View a list of what plans are installed on the current module path:
bolt plan show
Show documentation for a plan
View parameters and other details for a plan, including whether a plan supports
bolt plan show <PLAN NAME>