Invalidate Markdown Cache

For performance reasons, GitLab caches the HTML version of markdown text (e.g. issue and merge request descriptions, comments). It’s possible that these cached versions become outdated, for example when the external_url configuration option is changed - causing links in the cached text to refer to the old URL.

To avoid this problem, the administrator can invalidate the existing cache by increasing the local_markdown_version setting in application settings. This can be done by changing the application settings through the API:

curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/application/settings?local_markdown_version=<increased_number>