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NAME

       htcacheclean - Clean up the disk cache

SYNOPSIS

       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

SUMMARY

       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.

OPTIONS

       -dinterval
              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 exclusive 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  processes.  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 directive.

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

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

       -llimit
              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.

       -Llimit
              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 option.

       -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.

DELETING A SPECIFIC URL

       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  constructed  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://localhost:80/?.

LISTING URLS IN THE CACHE

       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 order:

       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 otherwise.

EXIT STATUS

       htcacheclean returns  a  zero  status  ("true")  if  all  operations  were  successful,  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.