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Installing system nerd-fonts with Ansible

Lately I've been on a journey to really clean up my dotfiles, and I was completely missing fonts. I noticed jumping into a new vm I had a bunch of broken devicons when using Telescope with the devicons plugins.

This is one of those things that can be a total pain to get right on some systems, and its so nice when its just there for you pretty much out of the box.

  1. make sure your user fonts directory exists
  2. chech if the font you want exists on your machine
  3. download and unzip fonts into the fonts directory
  4. repeat 2-3 for all the fonts you use on your system
- name: ensure fonts directory
  file:
    path: "{{ lookup('env', 'HOME') }}/.fonts"
    state: directory

- name: Hack exists
  shell: "ls {{ lookup('env', 'HOME') }}/.fonts/Hack*Nerd*Font*Complete*"
  register: hack_exists
  ignore_errors: yes

- name: Download Hack
  when: hack_exists is failed
  ansible.builtin.unarchive:
    src: https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/download/v2.1.0/Hack.zip
    dest: "{{ lookup('env', 'HOME') }}/.fonts/"
    remote_src: yes

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I am working on a shorter content pipeline to get ideas out of my head before I forget them, let me know what you think. You can see the full list of tils on my website, https://waylonwalker.com/til/

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