cache_info

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Compute caching information for a response.

cache_info() gives details of cacheability of a response, rerequest() re-performs the original request doing as little work as possible (if not expired, returns response as is, or performs revalidation if Etag or Last-Modified headers are present).

Usage
cache_info(r)

rerequest(r)

Arguments
r
A response
Aliases
  • cache_info
  • rerequest
Examples
# Never cached, always causes redownload
r1 <- GET("https://www.google.com")
cache_info(r1)
r1$date
rerequest(r1)$date

# Expires in a year
r2 <- GET("https://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo11w.png")
cache_info(r2)
r2$date
rerequest(r2)$date

# Has last-modified and etag, so does revalidation
r3 <- GET("http://httpbin.org/cache")
cache_info(r3)
r3$date
rerequest(r3)$date

# Expires after 5 seconds
r4 <- GET("http://httpbin.org/cache/5")
cache_info(r4)
r4$date
rerequest(r4)$date
Sys.sleep(5)
cache_info(r4)
rerequest(r4)$date
Documentation reproduced from package httr, version 0.6.1, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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