Remove an entry from proxy cache

Calin Don calin.don at
Thu Aug 4 12:27:46 UTC 2011

Thanks for the clarification. Is there a reason why cache purge module
was not merged with the upstream version of nginx, since it would be
very nice to have a way of purging cache items.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 13:51, Igor Sysoev <igor at> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 01:13:35PM +0300, Calin Don wrote:
>> Hi, to remove an entry from proxy cache is enough just to delete the cached
>> file or you need to do something else.
> Yes, simple deleting works except
> 1) you will get error message in log, harmless though,
> 2) and if you limit cache size using max_size the deleted file
>   will be accounted as existant.
>> If simply deleting works, is there
>> any point then of compiling nginx with cache purge module?
> It allows to delete remotely and handles cache size properly.
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