Newbie so apologies if I get some of the terminology wrong.

I've recently started working with Magento using Mark Shust's docker version and getting along ok. However, my custom theme that inherits from blank has stopped updating automatically.

Clearing the caches either by command or emptying the relevant cache folders doesn't seem to work - the only thing that seems to update the site is bin/magento setup:upgrade.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong / maybe upset?


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To clear the cache from magento Check doc here

clear var/cache var/view_preprocessed and pub/static

bin/magento c:f && rm -rf pub/static/* var/cache/* var/view_preprocessed/*

If clearing the cache doesn't work but xml file does. Be sure your theme is set to 0 in database

SELECT * FROM magento2.theme;

Type of your theme SHOULD be 0

(type 1 is for virtual theme and won't use less file in your theme)


Command for markshust/docker-magento

bin/clinotty sh -c 'rm -rf pub/static/* var/cache/* var/view_preprocessed/*'

Base command

bin/clinotty sh -c '[your command]'

For more explanation see @Cladiuss comment

  • Unfortunately not. Clearing the caches doesn't work and on checking the database my theme has a type of 0.
    – CResults
    Commented Jan 12 at 14:57
  • Can you try this please : bin/clinotty sh -c 'rm -rf pub/static/* var/cache/* var/view_preprocessed/*' Can you share the commands you used before this bug happend ? Maybe you need to replace the 'rm -rf' command by the one you used before. This would be something like that : bin/clinotty sh -c '[your command]'
    – DJX
    Commented Jan 12 at 15:42
  • OK, apologies, I come from 20 years of M$ Stack... that worked! (THANK YOU!) Why does clinotty work when straight from the cmd line doesn't?
    – CResults
    Commented Jan 12 at 15:58
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    If you go inside your container, it should work. But when using an * in a command from outside, it is expanded by your shell before it enters the container. So it cannot see the files inside your container. Here is a better explaination.
    – Cladiuss
    Commented Jan 15 at 10:02

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