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When theming I work with CSS files and templates files. What cache should I clear while retaining performance?

And what would be the equivalent drush command?

I think drush cc all clears too many things right?

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Here's the comprehensive list of cache-clear options and the underlying API functions & what they do:

That should let you fine target the cache to clear when it's needed.

Depending on your workflow, you might also want to force the cache off (e.g. $conf['preprocess_css'] = 0; & $conf['preprocess_js'] = 0;) in local.settings.php for your local dev environment so it doesn't interfere with feedback.

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  • Can I force the cache off in backend performance options instead? – Bruno Vincent Apr 17 '17 at 14:36
  • You can turn it off there, but you can't force it; if you update your local site DB from a copy of your live site it will revert back to the same state as the live version. – Shawn Conn Apr 17 '17 at 16:03
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For CSS/JS you can do drush cc css-js in Drupal 7.

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