by Sai gowtham

How to clear the cache in Yarn

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to clear or remove the cache in yarn.

When we install a new package using the yarn install command, yarn stores all packages in a user directory of your filesystem.

The directory name is ~/.yarn-cache.

Clearing the cache

To clear a cache in yarn, we need to run the yarn cache clean command in our terminal.

yarn cache clean

This above command deletes all data from your cache directory.

If you want clear a cache for the particular package or module, you can do it like this.

yarn cache clean express

If you want to print out every cached package that stores in your ~/.yarn-cache directory then you can use the following command.

yarn cache list

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