When I execute an ansible ad-hoc command, output from each host is consolidated and not able to see all of them. I could not find any options to explicitly instruct ansible.

Currently this is what happens even with -f 1 option

$ ansible all -a hostname -i inventory.yaml -f 1 | CHANGED | rc=0 >>

Instead I would like to see the output of hostname command from each hosts in the inventory on new lines.

Inventory file:

  • Are you quite sure that all three hosts don't have the name node1? Jun 18, 2020 at 16:16
  • @MichaelHampton they all have different names (node1, node2, none3). The issue was with the missing : on the host entry
    – Logu
    Jun 18, 2020 at 18:18

2 Answers 2


On the inventory, I was missing the colon at the end of the host/IP and newer versions expects it.


You can simply put "-v" at the end

ansible all -a hostname -i inventory.yaml -f 1 -v

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