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Where to find complete Redis documentation?
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This README is just a fast "quick start" document. You can find more detailed
documentation at http://redis.io
Building Redis
--------------
It is as simple as:
% make
You can run a 32 bit Redis binary using:
% make 32bit
After building Redis is a good idea to test it, using:
% make test
NOTE: if after building Redis with a 32 bit target you need to rebuild it
with a 64 bit target you need to perform a "make clean" in the root
directory of the Redis distribution.
Allocator
---------
By default Redis compiles and links against jemalloc under Linux, since
glibc malloc() has memory fragmentation problems.
To force a libc malloc() build use:
% make FORCE_LIBC_MALLOC=yes
In all the other non Linux systems the libc malloc() is used by default.
On Mac OS X you can force a jemalloc based build using the following:
% make USE_JEMALLOC=yes
Verbose build
-------------
Redis will build with a user friendly colorized output by default.
If you want to see a more verbose output use the following:
% make V=1
Running Redis
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To run Redis with the default configuration just type:
% cd src
% ./redis-server
If you want to provide your redis.conf, you have to run it using an additional
parameter (the path of the configuration file):
% cd src
% ./redis-server /path/to/redis.conf
Playing with Redis
------------------
You can use redis-cli to play with Redis. Start a redis-server instance,
then in another terminal try the following:
% cd src
% ./redis-cli
redis> ping
PONG
redis> set foo bar
OK
redis> get foo
"bar"
redis> incr mycounter
(integer) 1
redis> incr mycounter
(integer) 2
redis>
You can find the list of all the available commands here:
http://redis.io/commands
Installing Redis
-----------------
In order to install Redis binaries into /usr/local/bin just use:
% make install
You can use "make PREFIX=/some/other/directory install" if you wish to use a
different destination.
Make install will just install binaries in your system, but will not configure
init scripts and configuration files in the appropriate place. This is not
needed if you want just to play a bit with Redis, but if you are installing
it the proper way for a production system, we have a script doing this
for Ubuntu and Debian systems:
% cd utils
% ./install_server
The script will ask you a few questions and will setup everything you need
to run Redis properly as a background daemon that will start again on
system reboots.
You'll be able to stop and start Redis using the script named
/etc/init.d/redis_<portnumber>, for instance /etc/init.d/redis_6379.
Enjoy!
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