Akamai CLI for Purge

Purge content from the Edge

 akamai install purge

Latest Release: 0.2.1

Release Date: 2017-09-26

Package Commands

Command Aliases Version Description Binaries Available
purge 0.2.1 Purge content from the Edge


Akamai CLI for Purge

Akamai CLI for Purge allows you to purge cached content from the Edge using FastPurge (CCUv3).

FastPurge will typically invalidate (recommended), or delete cached content in under five seconds.


To install, use Akamai CLI:

akamai get purge

You may also use this as a stand-alone command by simply downloading the latest release binary for your system, or by cloning this repository and compiling it yourself.

Compiling from Source

If you want to compile it from source, you will need Go 1.7 or later, and the Glide package manager installed:

  1. Fetch the package:
    go get github.com/akamai/cli-purge
  2. Change to the package directory:
    cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/akamai/cli-purge
  3. Install dependencies using Glide:
    glide install
  4. Compile the binary:
  5. Linux/macOS/*nix: go build -o akamai-purge
  6. Windows: go build -o akamai-purge.exe
  7. Move the binary (akamai-purge or akamai-purge.exe) in to your PATH


akamai-purge [global flags] command [--cpcode] [URLs/CPCodes...]

You may specify URLs/CPCodes as a list of arguments, or pipe in a newline-delimited list via STDIN


  • invalidate — Invalidate content
  • delete — Delete content
  • list — List commands
  • help — Shows a list of commands or help for one command

Global Flags

  • --edgerc value — Location of the credentials file (default: “/Users/dshafik”) [$AKAMAI_EDGERC]
  • --section value — Section of the credentials file (default: “default”) [$AKAMAI_EDGERC_SECTION]
  • --help, -h — show help
  • --version, -v — print the version