A sample filename is Sample-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar (result of a maven build in jenkins).

My goal is to run a shell script that executes on failure and what that script does it adds incremental numbers to the filename.

So lets say something like Sample-0.0.1-1-SNAPSHOT.jar, Sample-0.0.1-2-SNAPSHOT.jar.. etc.

(BTW: In order to produce the filename, Jenkins uses the following format for environment variables to fetch the related info from the POM file: $POM_ARTIFACTID-$POM-VERSION.jar)

I was thinking somehow using $POM-VERSION to echo it out and use sed to add/replace the incremental numbers?

Problem is that I don't know how to execute that, so if someone can help me out on this one that would be great! Also if there's a better idea I'm definitely open for it.

  • 2
    Its not clear to me exactly what you want. Is the shell script passed the filename? Does it move files? Does it just echo a new filename based on one from the environment variables you mentioned?
    – Brian
    Oct 12, 2015 at 23:54
  • Ah, my bad. What I meant was I want to be able to change the artifact filename + change the version tag in the pom file.
    – Fadi
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:53
  • My guess is that the easiest way is to increment the number and write to a temp file in the workspace then everytime the build is run it fetches that number and inputs it in the the filename + pom file... and so on.
    – Fadi
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:55
  • What do you mean with "a shell script that executes on failure"? What is the big picture here? It seems to me you are trying to do things under the hood that jenkins should solve for you.
    – Bram
    Oct 13, 2015 at 18:54

1 Answer 1


Assuming the workspace is persistent, here's a thing to trigger after each build:

if [ -f counterfile.txt ]; then
  num=$(cat counterfile.txt)
echo $num>counterfile.txt

newfilename=echo $filename | sed "s/-SNAPSHOT/-$num-SNAPSHOT/"
mv $filename $newfilename
  • 1
    should "echo num..." be "echo $num..." ?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Oct 13, 2015 at 18:36
  • Yes it should. Editing.
    – snetch
    Oct 13, 2015 at 18:38

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