Released version 1.84.0 with many new cache related features

Hello n98-magerun users!

We are proud to release the last major release of our tool to the end of the year.

Here are some statistics of a productive year:

This statistic shows us, that we are on the right way to establish n98-magerun as industry standard.

Kudos to all developers for the time, experience, energy, suggestions, improvements and code you spent.#

Now to the new features of the 1.84.0 release…

New cache related commands

We added two new commands in “cache” command group which are really powerful. We hope this commands will improve your daily
work with Magento and help you to investigate the internals of Magento’s caching layer.

Cache Report

Run cache:report command to investigate what’s saved in your core cache.
The command displays a table which contains all your cache IDs.
Optionally you can add tags and mtime (modification time) with options --tags and --mtime to the table.

The results looks like this:

For users of the Enterprise Edition it possible to add the option --fpc which switchs the
cache from “Core Cache” to “Fullpage Cache”.

Cache View

If you know the ID of a cache entry (use cache:report command to find one) you can see what’s stored inside your cache.


If the outout contains a serialized value you can add an additional parameter --unserialize which prints an fancy output the stored data.

See all in action:

Enable/Disable specific cache

Many users of n98-magerun are fimilar with the handy cache:enable and cache:disable command.
The command is very useful for developers to enable or disable the complete caching.
In some cases it’s not really wanted to enable or disable ALL the caches. In such a case a developer
was not able to do this from command line.
For this case we added a new optional argument “code” to both commands which can specify the cache.
If you don’t know the exact cache code you can run the cache:list command to see the status and code of all caches.

If you like to modify the status of multiple caches at once you can delimit them by comma.


See it in action:

Magento Installer

We improved the installer a little bit.

  • New Magento CE release was added (thanks to @vinai for the hint)
  • var/session folder will be automatically be created

Class Rewrite List

One suggestion by Jonathan Day was implemented.
The dev:module:rewrite:list show you now all the PHP classed from local code pool which
are releated to the vendor prefixes Mage, Enterprise, Varien and Zend.

The output looks like this:

#152 Added local autoloader overwrites to dev:module:rewrite:list command.

Run n98-magerun on environments that disable exec()

One of our n98-magerun power users Kalen Jordan suggested us that
the tool does not run on machines with disabled PHP functions exec and shell_exec.
We decided us to give such users a subset of the commands which are not releated to the shell execution functions.
The solutution was to disable the commands like db:dump (uses mysqldump command line tool).

#261 Compatibility with environments that disable exec()

Minor fixes and improvements

Updated 3rd party libs

We updated all Symfony compontents to new 2.4 release which is fully compatible with latest 2.3 release.
See release notes for further informations:


We hope you will safe many time by using our tool. If yes, spend the free time to your families and friends.

Your netz98 Team