Recently, I was using sneakers for rails, which is a small framework for Ruby and RabbitMQ. One issue with sneakers is that, if you have faulty configuration for a queue or you do not provide a queue name, it leaves it upto rabbitmq to define it. So, for some reason (which I don’t want to focus on), we had more than 1600 queues created on that particular exchange, and unfortunately they were not Auto-delete and we didn’t want other exchanges and queues to get hurt because of this ;)
Anyway, Now the challenge was to delete them, because for that you have to manually click on each queue, select ‘Delete’ on the new page and finally, confirm it on pop-up.
I was like, :O
Anyways, Thanks to handy APIs of rabbitmq, these are the following few commands I used in order to delete them quickly. (rabbitmq generally creates default queues with names like
First let’s list all the queues in the form of bash arrays:
Now copy the output of it, declare as an array and run a loop to delete them all.
That’s it. These small hacks makes me fall in love with programming everyday <3