best way to empty nginx cache

Jérôme Loyet jerome at
Wed Jun 3 13:30:49 MSD 2009

Hi all,

what is the best and quickest way to empty the whole cache (set via
proxy_cache_path) ?

I'm developing an small web site which allow my customers to empty
their site cache.

I would do:
1- find /path/to/cache -type f -exec rm {}\;
2- gracefull reload nginx to clear the shared memory used to handle cache

what do you think ?

++ jerome

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