clear cache of browser by command line

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I am working in media domain. I need to check every change in all leading browsers i.e. IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

To clear cache, every time i need to use Ctrl + Shift + del.

Is there any another way to clear the cache of every web browser using command line?

This question is tagged with internet-explorer firefox google-chrome command-line browser-cache

~ Asked on 2012-09-27 12:58:35

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Here is how to clear all trash & caches (without other private data in browsers) by a command line. This is a command line batch script that takes care of all trash (as of April 2014):

erase "%TEMP%\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%TEMP%\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"

erase "%TMP%\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%TMP%\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"

erase "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\TEMP\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\TEMP\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"

erase "%SystemRoot%\TEMP\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%SystemRoot%\TEMP\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"


@rem Clear IE cache -  (Deletes Temporary Internet Files Only)
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
erase "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Tempor~1\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Tempor~1\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"

@rem Clear Google Chrome cache
erase "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"


@rem Clear Firefox cache
erase "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*.*" /f /s /q
for /D %%i in ("%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*") do RD /S /Q "%%i"

pause

I am pretty sure it will run for some time when you first run it :) Enjoy!

~ Answered on 2014-04-05 23:23:55


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You can run Rundll32.exe for IE Options control panel applet and achieve following tasks.


Deletes ALL History - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255

Deletes History Only - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1

Deletes Cookies Only - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2

Deletes Temporary Internet Files Only - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

Deletes Form Data Only - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16

Deletes Password History Only - RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32

~ Answered on 2016-04-23 06:06:00


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