[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmqctl list_queues explanation needed

Sunil Arora sunil at shopsocially.com
Wed Mar 9 11:55:20 GMT 2011

Thanks Simon,

We used rabbitmqctl reset :)  to clear up the mess and then reconfigured. It was easy :)

But with all this exercise and email-exchange we had, we feel more confident about RabbitMQ now.

The user list has been really helpful. Keep it up!


On 09-Mar-2011, at 4:21 PM, Simon MacMullen wrote:

> On 09/03/11 10:00, Matthias Radestock wrote:
>> Matthew Sackman wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 07:11:28PM +0530, Sunil Arora wrote:
>>>> Is there a simple way to purge those messages without consuming them.
>>> Yes. The queue.purge AMQP method will purge the queue of unconsumed
>>> messages.
>> The management plug-in allows you to do that as well.
> If you have a large number of queues you need to purge (which I think from your post you might have), you might find it useful to use the command line tool for the management plugin - rabbitmqadmin - in a loop like so:
> $ rabbitmqadmin -f tsv -q list queues name | grep some_pattern | while read queue ; do rabbitmqadmin purge queue name=${queue} ; done
> where some_pattern matches the queues you wish to purge.
> Cheers, Simon
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> Simon MacMullen
> Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
> SpringSource, a division of VMware
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