Since Apache Ant 1.7.1


Retry is a container which executes a single nested task until either: there is no failure; or: its retrycount has been exceeded. If this happens a BuildException is thrown.


Attribute Description Required
retrycount number of times to attempt to execute the nested task Yes
retrydelay number of milliseconds to wait between retry attempts task. Since Apache Ant 1.8.3 No; defaults to no delay

Any valid Ant task may be embedded within the retry task.


This example shows how to use <retry> to wrap a task which must interact with an unreliable network resource.

<retry retrycount="3">
  <get src=""