HTCACHECLEAN(8)                  htcacheclean                  HTCACHECLEAN(8)

       htcacheclean - Clean up the disk cache

       htcacheclean  [  -D  ]  [  -v ] [ -t ] [ -r ] [ -n ] [ -Rround ] -ppath
       [-llimit| -Llimit]

       htcacheclean [ -n ] [ -t ] [ -i ] [ -Ppidfile ] [ -Rround ]  -dinterval
       -ppath [-llimit| -Llimit]

       htcacheclean [ -v ] [ -Rround ] -ppath [ -a ] [ -A ]

       htcacheclean [ -D ] [ -v ] [ -t ] [ -Rround ] -ppath url

       htcacheclean  is  used  to  keep  the  size of mod_cache_disk's storage
       within a given size limit, or limit on inodes in use. This tool can run
       either  manually  or  in  daemon  mode. When running in daemon mode, it
       sleeps in the background and checks  the  cache  directory  at  regular
       intervals  for  cached  content  to be removed. You can stop the daemon
       cleanly by sending it a TERM or INT signal. When run manually,  a  once
       off  check  of  the  cache  directory  is made for cached content to be
       removed. If one or more URLs are specified, each URL  will  be  deleted
       from the cache, if present.

              Daemonize and repeat cache cleaning every interval minutes. This
              option is mutually exclusive with the -D, -v and -r options.  To
              shutdown the daemon cleanly, just send it a SIGTERM or SIGINT.

       -D     Do  a dry run and don't delete anything. This option is mutually
              exclusive with the -d option. When doing a dry run and  deleting
              directories  with  -t,  the inodes reported deleted in the stats
              cannot take into account the directories deleted,  and  will  be
              marked as an estimate.

       -v     Be  verbose and print statistics. This option is mutually exclu-
              sive with the -d option.

       -r     Clean thoroughly. This assumes that the Apache web server is not
              running  (otherwise  you  may  get  garbage  in the cache). This
              option is mutually exclusive with the -d option and implies  the
              -t option.

       -n     Be  nice.  This causes slower processing in favour of other pro-
              cesses. htcacheclean will sleep from time to time  so  that  (a)
              the  disk  IO  will  be  delayed and (b) the kernel can schedule
              other processes in the meantime.

       -t     Delete all empty directories. By default only  cache  files  are
              removed,  however  with  some configurations the large number of
              directories created may require attention. If your configuration
              requires  a  very large number of directories, to the point that
              inode or file allocation table exhaustion may become  an  issue,
              use of this option is advised.

       -ppath Specify  path  as  the  root  directory  of the disk cache. This
              should be the same value as specified with the CacheRoot  direc-

              Specify  pidfile as the name of the file to write the process ID
              to when daemonized.

              Specify round as the amount to round sizes up to, to  compensate
              for  disk block sizes. Set to the block size of the cache parti-

              Specify limit as the total disk cache size limit. The  value  is
              expressed  in  bytes  by default (or attaching B to the number).
              Attach K for Kbytes or M for MBytes.

              Specify limit as the total disk cache inode limit.

       -i     Be intelligent and run only when there was a modification of the
              disk  cache.  This  option is only possible together with the -d

       -a     List the URLs currently stored in the  cache.  Variants  of  the
              same URL will be listed once for each variant.

       -A     List  the  URLs  currently stored in the cache, along with their
              attributes in the following order: url, header size, body  size,
              status,  entity  version,  date,  expiry, request time, response
              time, body present, head request.

       If htcacheclean is passed one or more URLs, each URL  will  be  deleted
       from  the  cache.  If  multiple variants of an URL exists, all variants
       would be deleted.

       When a reverse proxied URL is to be deleted, the effective URL is  con-
       structed  from  the Host header, the port, the path and the query. Note
       the '?' in the URL must always be specified explicitly, whether a query
       string  is present or not. For example, an attempt to delete the path /
       from the server localhost, the URL to  delete  would  be  http://local-

       By  passing  the  -a or -A options to htcacheclean, the URLs within the
       cache will be listed as they are found, one URL per line. The -A option
       dumps  the full cache entry after the URL, with fields in the following

       url    The URL of the entry.

       header size
              The size of the header in bytes.

       body size
              The size of the body in bytes.

       status Status of the cached response.

       entity version
              The number of times this  entry  has  been  revalidated  without
              being deleted.

       date   Date of the response.

       expiry Expiry date of the response.

       request time
              Time of the start of the request.

       response time
              Time of the end of the request.

       body present
              If 0, no body is stored with this request, 1 otherwise.

       head request
              If  1,  the entry contains a cached HEAD request with no body, 0

       htcacheclean returns a zero status ("true") if all operations were suc-
       cessful,  1  otherwise.  If an URL is specified, and the URL was cached
       and successfully removed, 0 is  returned,  2  otherwise.  If  an  error
       occurred during URL removal, 1 is returned.

Apache HTTP Server                2010-11-20                   HTCACHECLEAN(8)
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