problems with purge

Alex Hooper ahooper at
Tue Oct 19 16:00:05 CEST 2010

Tollef Fog Heen uttered:
> ]] Alex Hooper 
> | Hello,
> | 
> | Is it a known issue that causes
> | 
> |   varnishadm -T localhost:6082 'purge req.http.url ~ ^/repository/bp-bundles/.*'
> | not to work while
> req.http.url is the HTTP header field called «url» in the request.  I'm
> reasonably sure you don't have that.

Ah, yes, I *am* a moron. Not least for not reading the whole wiki page which 
contains the same syntax typo ( 
under Syntax of bans). Reading it to the end might have made me suspect the 
initail typo.

It was the composite I was originally going for and now, thanks to your 
enlightenment, I have it:

varnishadm -T localhost:6082 'purge ~ && req.url ~ 

I shall adjust my documentation accordingly. I did just register at to see if I could update the Wiki but either I don't have the 
privs or I don't have the Brane(TM).

> |   varnishadm -T localhost:6082 'purge.url  ^/repository/bp-bundles/.*'
> I assume there's a missing ~ there?

No. It works exactly as quoted.

Thanks again,

Alex Hooper
Operations Team Leader, BMJ Group, BMA House, London WC1H 9JR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 6049

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