|Set this to current time to invalidate all prior cached pages.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Allowed values:||Date/Time string|
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Set this to current time to invalidate all prior cached pages. Affects both client- and server-side caching, including assets controlled by the ResourceLoader.
For a quick copy-paste you can use the following line, which was generated using
$wgCacheEpoch = 20170818192903;
If you are using Linux you can get the current date by entering the following on the command-line:
To force a file, such as "LocalSettings.php" to be re-read when touched, you can use the following code (MW < 1.17):
# When you make changes to this configuration file, this will make sure that cached pages are cleared. $wgCacheEpoch = max( $wgCacheEpoch, gmdate( 'YmdHis', @filemtime( __FILE__ ) ) );
Note: Since version 1.17 of MediaWiki, you should use
$wgInvalidateCacheOnLocalSettingsChange to automatically invalidate cache whenever "LocalSettings.php" is modified.