Files Found Trigger

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Build trigger that polls one or more directories and starts a build if certain files are found within those directories.

Plugin Information

Plugin ID files-found-trigger Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
1.3.1 (archives)
Feb 25, 2015
Source Code
Issue Tracking
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Steven Brown (id: stevengbrown)
Usage Installations 2014-Apr 868
2014-May 870
2014-Jun 861
2014-Jul 917
2014-Aug 903
2014-Sep 908
2014-Oct 943
2014-Nov 914
2014-Dec 877
2015-Jan 925
2015-Feb 932
2015-Mar 989

Compatible with Java 6 and above.


  • Specify the files with Ant-style includes and excludes patterns.
  • Multiple directories can be specified.
  • Environment variables and global variables can be entered as $var or ${var}.
  • During the build, the settings can be accessed as environment variables.
    (filesfound_setting_directory, filesfound_setting_files and filesfound_setting_ignoredfiles)


Release History

New releases may take a few hours to appear in the update center.

1.3.1 Feb 25, 2015
  • When the directory is not found, display a hint about file permissions.
  • Now requires at least Jenkins 1.520.
1.3 Aug 17, 2011
  • The trigger settings are available to the build scripts as environment variables.
  • When testing the configuration, the number of files found is displayed.
  • Environment variables, provided by the global properties or the operating system, can be entered into the configuration page as $var or ${var}.
  • Now requires at least Jenkins 1.399.
1.2 Mar 06, 2011
  • Multiple directories can be specified.
  • Now requires at least Jenkins/Hudson 1.377.
1.1.4 Feb 07, 2011
  • Built from github repository with new Jenkins infrastructure. No behavioural changes.
1.1.3 Jul 18, 2010
1.1.2 Jun 20, 2010
  • Now requires at least Jenkins/Hudson 1.301, rather than 1.349.
1.1.1 Jun 4, 2010
  • Fixed the broken Ant documentation links within the help messages.
1.1 Apr 25, 2010
  • Added a button to test the entered configuration before saving.
  • The Files to find field now defaults to **.
  • By default, no files are ignored. Previous releases ignored all files in the Ant default excludes.
1.0.1 Apr 23, 2010
  • An exception no longer appears in the console when the entered directory does not exist.
1.0 Mar 16, 2010
  • Initial release.


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