Flush Your Memcached Instance

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How to flush your Memcached Instance

If you need to flush your memcached instance because you have made a change to your website

You can running the following command via the command line

echo "flush_all" | nc localhost 11211

or if its setup as a socket

echo "flush_all" | nc -U /path/to/the/socket.sock

You should see the OK once you run the command, meaning your memcached instance has been flushed

If you have to run this command often and you do not want to remember the entire statement, you can always create an alias to run

Example, add the following to your .bashrc file

alias flush_memcached='echo "flush_all" | nc localhost 11211'

Or the following to view your stats

alias stats_memcached='echo "stats" | nc 11211'

Then run the following to reload your current .bashrc file

source .bashrc

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