When I run I try to use terraform state show on variables flagged sensitive on some addresses I get

private_data = (sensitive value)

How can I get around this problem?

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Unfortunately you can not. There is already a filed issue on this #32439.


Until that's resolved you'll have to use

terraform show -json | jq QUERY

And learn how to query with jq to get what you want.

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    This was helpful! thanks for sharing!
    – Aminovic
    Jun 13, 2023 at 15:45

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