[ansible] ansible: lineinfile for several lines?

The same way there is a module lineinfile to add one line in a file, is there a way to add several lines?

I do not want to use a template because you have to provide the whole file. I just want to add something to an existing file without necessarily knowing what the file already contains so a template is not an option.

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The answer is

You can use a loop to do it. Here's an example using a with_items loop:

- name: Set some kernel parameters
    dest: /etc/sysctl.conf
    regexp: "{{ item.regexp }}"
    line: "{{ item.line }}"
    - { regexp: '^kernel.shmall', line: 'kernel.shmall = 2097152' }
    - { regexp: '^kernel.shmmax', line: 'kernel.shmmax = 134217728' }
    - { regexp: '^fs.file-max', line: 'fs.file-max = 65536' }

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