Screen Cache


screen_cache.cgi - View/Removed Dada Mail cached sceens

Obtaining The Plugin

screen_cache.cgi is located in the, dada/plugins directory of the Dada Mail distribution, under the name: screen_cache.cgi


See the feature overview on Dada Mail's Screen Cache:


This plugins allows you to view and remove any currently cached screens.


This plugin can be installed during a Dada Mail install/upgrade, using the included installer that comes with Dada Mail. The below installation instructions go through how to install the plugin manually.

Change permissions of "screen_cache.cgi" to 755

The, screen_cache.cgi plugin will be located in your, dada/plugins diretory. Change the script to, 755

Configure your .dada_config file

Now, edit your .dada_config file, so that it shows the plugin in the left-hand menu, under the, Plugins heading:

First, see if the following lines are present in your .dada_config file:

 # start cut for list control panel menu

 # end cut for list control panel menu

If they are, remove them.

Then, find these lines:

 #                                      {
 #                                      -Title      => 'Screen Cache',
 #                                      -Title_URL  => $PLUGIN_URL."/screen_cache.cgi",
 #                                      -Function   => 'screen_cache',
 #                                      -Activated  => 0,
 #                                      },

Uncomment the lines, by taking off the, "#"'s:

                                        -Title      => 'Screen Cache',
                                        -Title_URL  => $PLUGIN_URL."/screen_cache.cgi",
                                        -Function   => 'screen_cache',
                                        -Activated  => 0,

Save your .dada_config file.

Using screen_cache.cgi as a cronjob

This plugin can also be used as a simple cronjob, to periodically flush all the cached screens.

All that needs to be done is to visit the screen periodically using the URL labeled, Manual Run URL: in the list control panel of this plugin.

A sample curl command, useful for a cronjob is listed in the textbox labeled, curl command example (for a cronjob):

Running this cronjob every hour, or day, or week, should be plenty.

You may also just use the, rm command directly, but this has the possibility of removing the wrong directory!


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