Cache
Caching abstraction that stores data on disk and supports LRU (least recently used) access. Since extensions can only consume up to a max. heap memory size, the cache only maintains a lightweight index in memory and stores the actual data in separate files on disk in the extension's support directory.

API Reference

Cache

The Cache class provides CRUD-style methods (get, set, remove) to update and retrieve data synchronously based on a key. The data must be a string and it is up to the client to decide which serialization format to use. A typical use case would be to use JSON.stringify and JSON.parse.
By default, the cache is shared between the commands of an extension. Use Cache.Options to configure a namespace per command if needed (for example, set it to environment.commandName).

Signature

constructor(options: Cache.Options): Cache

Example

import { Cache } from "@raycast/api";
const cache = new Cache();
cache.set("items", JSON.stringify([{ id: "1", title: "Item 1" }]));
console.log(JSON.parse(cache.get("items")));

Properties

Property
Description
Type
isEmpty*
Returns true if the cache is empty, false otherwise.
boolean

Methods

Cache#get

Returns the data for the given key. If there is no data for the key, undefined is returned. If you want to just check for the existence of a key, use has.

Signature

get(key: string): string | undefined

Parameters

Name
Description
Type
key*
The key of the Cache entry.
string

Cache#has

Returns true if data for the key exists, false otherwise. You can use this method to check for entries without affecting the LRU access.

Signature

has(key: string): boolean

Parameters

Name
Description
Type
key*
The key of the Cache entry.
string

Cache#set

Sets the data for the given key. If the data exceeds the configured capacity, the least recently used entries are removed. This also notifies registered subscribers (see subscribe).

Signature

set(key: string, data: string)

Parameters

Name
Description
Type
key*
The key of the Cache entry.
string
data*
The stringified data of the Cache entry.
string

Cache#remove

Removes the data for the given key. This also notifies registered subscribers (see subscribe). Returns true if data for the key was removed, false otherwise.

Signature

remove(key: string): boolean

Cache#clear

Clears all stored data. This also notifies registered subscribers (see subscribe) unless the notifySubscribers option is set to false.

Signature

clear((options = { notifySubscribers: true }));

Parameters

Name
Description
Type
options
Options with a notifySubscribers property. The default is true; set to false to disable notification of subscribers.
object

Cache#subscribe

Registers a new subscriber that gets notified when cache data is set or removed. Returns a function that can be called to remove the subscriber.

Signature

subscribe(subscriber: Cache.Subscriber): Cache.Subscription

Parameters

Name
Description
Type
subscriber
A function that is called when the Cache is updated. The function receives two values: the key of the Cache entry that was updated or undefined when the Cache is cleared, and the associated data.

Types

Cache.Options

The options for creating a new Cache.

Properties

Property
Description
Type
capacity
The capacity in bytes. If the stored data exceeds the capacity, the least recently used data is removed. The default capacity is 10 MB.
number
namespace
If set, the Cache will be namespaced via a subdirectory. This can be useful to separate the caches for individual commands of an extension. By default, the cache is shared between the commands of an extension.
string

Cache.Subscriber

Function type used as parameter for subscribe.
type Subscriber = (key: string | undefined, data: string | undefined) => void;

Cache.Subscription

Function type returned from subscribe.
type Subscription = () => void;