win_file_version - Get DLL or EXE file build version

New in version 2.1.


  • Get DLL or EXE file build version
  • change state alway be false


parameter required default choices comments
File to get version(provide absolute path)


- name: Get acm instance version
    path: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
  register: exe_file_version

- debug:
    msg: '{{ exe_file_version }}'

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
win_file_version.file_major_part the major part of the version number. no error string
win_file_version.file_minor_part the minor part of the version number of the file. no error string
win_file_version.file_version file version number. no error string
win_file_version.product_version the version of the product this file is distributed with. no error string
win_file_version.file_private_part file private part number. no error string
win_file_version.path file path always string
win_file_version.file_build_part build number of the file. no error string


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