vmod_purge

VMOD(PURGE)                                                        VMOD(PURGE)



NAME
       VMOD purge - Varnish Purge Module

SYNOPSIS
          import purge [as name] [from "path"]

          INT hard()

          INT soft(DURATION ttl, DURATION grace, DURATION keep)

DESCRIPTION
       vmod_purge contains functions that offer a finer-grained control than
       return(purge) from vcl_recv{}. The functions can only be called from
       vcl_hit{} or vcl_miss{} and they should in general be used in both to
       ensure that all variants of a same object are taken care of.

EXAMPLE
          sub vcl_recv {
              if (req.method == "PURGE") {
                  if (client.ip !~ purge_acl) {
                      return (synth(405));
                  }
                  return (hash);
              }
          }

          sub my_purge {
              set req.http.purged = purge.hard();
              if (req.http.purged == "0") {
                  return (synth(404));
              }
              else {
                  return (synth(200));
              }
          }

          sub vcl_hit {
              if (req.method == "PURGE") {
                  call my_purge;
              }
          }

          sub vcl_miss {
              if (req.method == "PURGE") {
                  call my_purge;
              }
          }

          sub vcl_synth {
              if (req.method == "PURGE") {
                  if (req.http.purged) {
                      set resp.http.purged = req.http.purged;
                  }
                  return (deliver);
              }
          }

   INT hard()
       This is equivalent to return(purge) but explicitly called from
       vcl_hit{} and vcl_miss{}. It returns the number of purged objects.

       Example:

          set req.http.purged = purge.hard();

   INT soft(DURATION ttl, DURATION grace, DURATION keep)
          INT soft(DURATION ttl=0, DURATION grace=-1, DURATION keep=-1)

       Sets the ttl, grace and keep.

       By default, ttl is set to 0 with grace and keep periods left untouched.
       Setting a negative value for grace or keep periods leaves them
       untouched. Setting all three parameters to 0 is equivalent to a hard
       purge. It can only be called from vcl_hit{} or vcl_miss{}. It returns
       the number of soft-purged objects.

SEE ALSOvcl(7)

COPYRIGHT
          Copyright (c) 2017 Varnish Software AS
          All rights reserved.

          Author: Dridi Boukelmoune <dridi.boukelmoune@gmail.com>

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