skip to navigation
skip to content

django-clear-cache 0.3

A simple Django management command which clears your cache.

# django-clear-cache

![I don't always clear my cache...](

I often find myself in situations where I need to fully clear my website's
cache (memcached or whatever). Often times this is required because:

- I'm deploying new code and it will fail to run properly with my currently
cached objects.
- I need to purge invalid (or old) information.
- A *million* other reasons.

The standard way to clear your cache is to open up a management shell, eg:

``` bash
$ python shell
Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 20 2012, 22:39:59)
[GCC 4.6.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from django.core.cache import cache
>>> cache.clear()

But obviously, this is annoying as I have to manually log into my production

``django-clear-cache`` makes this process as easy as running a single
management command.

## Install

To install ``django-clear-cache``, simply run ``pip install django-clear-cache``
and you'll get the latest version installed automatically.

Next, modify your Django ```` file, and add ``clear_cache`` to your
``INSTALLED_APPS`` setting:

``` python
# ...

## Usage

To clear your cache, simply run the ``clear_cache`` management command:

``` bash
$ python clear_cache
Your cache has been cleared!

**NOTE**: This will only (obviously) work if you've got a cache configured (eg:
memcached, local memory, etc.). If you have no idea what I'm talking about,
read through the [official Django caching docs](

## Tests

[![Build Status](](

Want to run the tests? No problem:

``` bash
$ git clone git://
$ cd django-clear-cache
$ python develop
$ python test clear_cache
Creating test database for alias 'default'...
.Your cache has been cleared!
Ran 3 tests in 1.007s

Destroying test database for alias 'default'...
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
django-clear-cache-0.3.tar.gz (md5) Source 2012-10-18 158KB