Clear old cache data from the Symfony HTTP Cache (filesystem) based on an expiry time

v0.2.1 2020-01-13 13:34 UTC

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Last update: 2024-04-13 22:55:33 UTC


Symfony's HTTP Cache is a powerful way to cache entire HTTP responses and provide fast, full-page caching for your website or web application.

However, due to a known flaw if you use the default filesystem method to store HTTP Cache files this does not clean up expired cache files, which can fill up a disk drive.

We created this small tool to help delete the expired cache files from Symfony's HTTP Cache.


Install via Composer:

composer require studio24/http-cache-clear


The default command clears the HTTP Cache of cache files that are 4 hours or older.


By default the command clears the cache in var/cache for the prod environment and for all files older than 4 hours. You can change these options on the command line. View help to see how:

./bin/http-cache-clear -h

One note on the --path option. The command appends the environment and http_cache folder, so the following command actually clears the HTTP cache in cache/prod/http_cache.

./bin/http-cache-clear --path=cache

The default is to clear all files older than 4 hours. You can change this by passing the expiry argument.

./bin/http-cache-clear var/cache --expiry=24 


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