How to clear cache in Yarn?

How to clear cache in Yarn?

I am doing some benchmark tests for Facebook’s Yarn. For this, I need to clear my global Yarn cache.
Is there a command available for this? I have force-removed my ~/.yarn-cache folder, but this seems to be quite manual.


Solution 1:

Ok I found out the answer myself. Much like npm cache clean, Yarn also has its own

yarn cache clean

Solution 2:

Just run yarn cache clean.

Run yarn help cache in your bash, and you will see:

Usage: yarn cache [ls|clean] [flags]

-h, –help output usage information
-V, –version output the version number
–global-folder [path]
–modules-folder [path] rather than installing modules into the node_modules folder relative to the cwd, output them here
–packages-root [path] rather than storing modules into a global packages root, store them here
–mutex [type][:specifier] use a mutex to ensure only one yarn instance is executing

Visit for documentation about this command.

Solution 3:

Also note that the cached directory is located in ~/.yarn-cache/:

yarn cache clean: cleans that directory

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yarn cache list: shows the list of cached dependencies

yarn cache dir: prints out the path of your cached directory

Solution 4:

In addition to the answer, $ yarn cache clean removes all libraries from cache. If you want to remove a specific lib’s cache run $ yarn cache dir to get the right yarn cache directory path for your OS, then $ cd to that directory and remove the folder with the name + version of the lib you want to cleanup.