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Disable cache vor view in dev environment


I'm just searching for a way to disable .volt files cache for my dev environment.

Because everytime i modify a .volt file template, i have to 'rm app/cache/*'



Try this, or modify for your needs:

$di->set('view', function(){
    $view = new \Phalcon\Mvc\View();

            '.volt' => function($view, $di) {
            $volt = new \Phalcon\Mvc\View\Engine\Volt($view, $di);
              'compiledPath' => '../app/compiled/',
              'stat' => true,
              'compileAlways' => true  
            return $volt;

    return $view;

sometimes better solution is not to overcomplicate framework and use additional software, like incron: http://www.pablumfication.co.uk/2010/09/23/incron-file-system-event-monitoring/ http://inotify.aiken.cz/?section=incron&page=doc&lang=en and when you update your .volt template, incron could 'rm app/cache/*' :)

If you need recursive incron, there is watcher: http://www.splitbrain.org/blog/2011-01/07-watcher_a_recursive_incron_alternative

Thanks @doit76 ! This is an usefull information :)

I solved it like this.

I added another parameter to config

'settings' => [
        'development'    => TRUE,

Then I just check for the parameter where the view component is setup to disable the cache completly while in development mode

$di->setShared('view', function () {
    $config = $this->getConfig();

    $view = new View();

        '.volt' => function ($view) {
            $config = $this->getConfig();

            $volt = new VoltEngine($view, $this);

            if($config->settings->development === false) {
                    'compiledPath' => $config->application->cacheDir,
                    'compiledSeparator' => '_',
                    'compileAlways' => true
            return $volt;
        '.phtml' => PhpEngine::class // php >= 5.5 only
        //'.phtml' => 'Phalcon\Mvc\View\Engine\Php' // php <= php 5.4 work-around


    return $view;

Another solution is found here: https://forum.phalcon.io/discussion/1386/how-to-disable-cache-in-volt-when-development Where a person named Jason solved it by unlinking files and forcing volt to always compile the files