To verify file system resources during your build, add the Verifier Plugin in your pom.xml under the build section. You will also need to create a verifications.xml file that contains the verification rules. Add the path to that file to the verificationFile configuration element.
<project> [...] <build> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-verifier-plugin</artifactId> <version>1.1</version> <configuration> <verificationFile>src/test/verifier/verifications-test.xml</verificationFile> </configuration> <executions> <execution> <id>main</id> <phase>verify</phase> <goals> <goal>verify</goal> </goals> </execution> </executions> </plugin> </plugins> </build> [...]
The Verifier Plugin will fail your build if the verification rules found in the verificationFile fails. If you do not want the Verifier Plugin to fail your build you can set the configuration element <failOnError> to false.
For a sample verifications file, see Sample Verifications.