I want to be able to get the first 8 characters of the first host in a group from a hosts file. So in the below example I want a variable to be assigned
xx33sx01. I know I can use inventory_hostname to get the hosts but it returns all 4 and I only need the first host and only the first 8 characters.
example inventory of Ansible (INI-style):
[TEST1] xx33sx0101.domain.com xx33sx0102.domain.com xx33sx0103.domain.com xx33sx0104.domain.com
ansible-playbook /local_home/scripts/test.yml -i ~/hosts -e "target=TEST1" -K