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In order to refresh my client browser with the last styles, I want to change the name of the generated files when I merge them.

What... where that name is generated?

I merge the css with System > Configuration > Developer > Css Settings > Merge CSS Files to Yes.

It generate a css like 9128734598173458912.css, but it's always the same name, and I want to change it each time I merge the css even the content doesn't change.

UPDATE

@xMageStore give me a good clue, but I think my solution is

Mage/Code/Model/Design/Package.php public function getMergedCssUrl($files){...}

Maybe @xMageStore solution is better to add a variable after each file, like styles.css?version=1.1 It's a good way to refresh the client browser

I need to check more to find what's the best solution

  • Magento 1.9 doesn't have a dedicated way that you can merge styles built into the framework, can you explain your set up in more detail? are you using a css pre-processor like sass or less? What theme are you using? Is it a custom theme, one of the built in themes or something that has been purchased? – circlesix May 17 '18 at 13:09
  • If you clear the CSS/JS Cache, the files will have an update to the Last Modified Header Which will force browsers to re-download them & I think that accomplishes your goal. – mtr.web May 17 '18 at 13:19
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    @circlesix - I think the OP is referring to the config setting to Merge CSS Files.. – mtr.web May 17 '18 at 13:19
  • Good call, think you're right. – circlesix May 17 '18 at 15:16
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Finally I rewrite getMergedCssUrl method in Mage_Core_Model_Design_Package, to automatically generate new name each time the css change I used:

 // merge into target file
        $olderTimestamp = '';
        foreach ($files as $file) {
            if ($olderTimestamp < filemtime($file)) {
                $olderTimestamp = filemtime($file);
            }
        }
        $targetFilename = md5(implode(',', $files) . "|{$hostname}|{$port}|{$olderTimestamp}") . '.css';

But special metion to @xMageStore, because I think your answer can be usefull if the css or Js isn't merged.

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There is way to change name of merge css/js files. You can see Mage_Page_Block_Html_Head file and function name is getCssJsHtml() Hope it will help you!

  • Good point, but I'm not sure it's what I'm looking for... not sure, yet – ooootramas May 17 '18 at 14:04
  • This function is used for naming the merged css/js so you can add the custom name here for the css/js. – xMageStore May 18 '18 at 5:01
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@oootramas answer is very elegant, but I think it could be even further improved upon. Just do

$timestampString = '';
 foreach ($files as $file) {
     $timestampString .= filemtime($file);
 }
 $targetFilename = md5(implode(',', $files) . "|{$hostname}|{$port}|{$timestampString}") . '.css';

Above code will take into account the filemtime of every CSS file, instead of the filemtime of just the oldest file.

That way you get a different hash if you edit a newer CSS file, too.

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