making service restart Idempotent in Ansible

Now lets talk about how service module can be used in any playbook, so for this i am taking an example of httpd webserver

Using Conditions (when keyword): we can use conditional statements for example, this task will run when given condition satisfies otherwise this task will skip.

using Handlers : handlers are more efficient and better choice to make the service module idempotent rather than using when keyword because handlers are meant for this kind of use-cases

now lets run this playbook and see what happens:



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