Actions can be written like this...
tasks: - name: "Write foo.conf file" action: template src=templates/foo.conf.j2 dest=/etc/foo.conf
But also shortened up like this:
tasks: - name: "Write foo.conf file" template: src=templates/foo.conf.j2 dest=/etc/foo.conf
And if you want, you can leave off the name too, but just using the module name.
tasks: - template: src=templates/foo.conf.j2 dest=/etc/foo.conf
Be as verbose or non-verbose as you want!