Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes
C Tcl Ruby Shell
Pull request Compare This branch is 2 commits ahead, 4764 commits behind antirez:unstable.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.
design-documents Added more information about slave election in Redis Cluster alternat… Apr 29, 2010
tests Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/unstable' into unstable Jul 28, 2011
utils Fixed init script bug, thanks to Henrik Westphal Jun 14, 2011
.gitignore Untrack and ignore Lua binary files (2) Jun 14, 2011
00-RELEASENOTES a better release note for Redis unstable provided Jan 17, 2011
BUGS first commit Mar 22, 2009
CONTRIBUTING Contributing file added Sep 23, 2010
COPYING first commit Mar 22, 2009
Changelog Make log target fixed Jul 1, 2010
INSTALL Small fix in the installation instructions Jun 9, 2011
README Minor spelling fixes Jul 13, 2011
TODO TODO updated Jul 27, 2011
redis.conf master branch merged into scripting. Jul 12, 2011
runtest Added a 'runtest' script that is responsible to check if Tcl is avail… Jul 15, 2011


Where to find complete Redis documentation?

This README is just a fast "quick start" document. You can find more detailed
documentation here:

2) Check the 'doc' directory. doc/README.html is a good starting point :)

Building Redis

It is as simple as:

    % make

Redis is just a single binary, but if you want to install it you can use
the "make install" target that will copy the binary to /usr/local/bin
by default. You can also use "make PREFIX=/some/other/directory install"
if you wish to use a different destination.

You can run a 32 bit Redis binary using:

    % make 32bit

After you build Redis is a good idea to test it, using:

    % make test

Buliding using tcmalloc

tcmalloc is a fast and space efficient implementation (for little objects)
of malloc(). Compiling Redis with it can improve performance and memory
usage. You can read more about it here:

In order to compile Redis with tcmalloc support, install tcmalloc on your system
and then use:

    % make USE_TCMALLOC=yes

Note that you can pass any other target to make, as long as you append
USE_TCMALLOC=yes at the end.

Running Redis

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
    redis> set foo bar
    redis> get foo
    redis> incr mycounter
    (integer) 1
    redis> incr mycounter
    (integer) 2

You can find the list of all the available commands here: