mock for redis-py
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Mock for the redis-py client library

Supports writing tests for code using the redis-py library without requiring a redis-server install.

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Use pip:

pip install mockredispy


Both mockredis.mock_redis_client and mockredis.mock_strict_redis_client can be used to patch instances of the redis client.

For example, using the mock library:

@patch('redis.Redis', mock_redis_client)


@patch('redis.StrictRedis', mock_strict_redis_client)


Many unit tests exist to verify correctness of mock functionality. In addition, most unit tests support testing against an actual redis-server instance to verify the tests against ground truth. See mockredis.tests.fixtures for more details and disclaimers.

Supported python versions

  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.2
  • Python 3.3
  • Python 3.4
  • PyPy
  • PyPy3


This code is shamelessly derived from work by John DeRosa.