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STOREID_FILE_REWRITE(8) User Contributed Perl Documentation STOREID_FILE_REWRITE(8)


 storeid_file_rewrite - File based Store-ID helper for Squid


 storeid_file_rewrite filepath


This program acts as a store_id helper program, rewriting URLs passed by Squid into storage-ids that can be used to achieve better caching for websites that use different URLs for the same content.

It takes a text file with two tab separated columns. Column 1: Regular expression to match against the URL Column 2: Rewrite rule to generate a Store-ID Eg: ^http:\/\/[^\.]+\.dl\.sourceforge\.net\/(.*)$1

Rewrite rules are matched in the same order as they appear in the rules file. So for best performance, sort it in order of frequency of occurrence.

This program will automatically detect the existence of a concurrency channel-ID and adjust appropriately. It may be used with any value 0 or above for the store_id_children concurrency= parameter.


The only command line parameter this helper takes is the regex rules file name.


This program and documentation was written by Alan Mizrahi <>

Based on prior work by Eliezer Croitoru <>


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 Copyright (C) 2013 Alan Mizrahi <>
 Based on code from Eliezer Croitoru <>
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Bug reports need to be made in English. See for details of what you need to include with your bug report.

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2022-10-16 perl v5.34.0