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Windows 32 and x64 port of Redis server, client and utils

It is made to be as close as possible to original unix version.
You can download prebuilt binaries here:

Building Redis on Windows

Building Redis on Windows requires MinGW. If you are using full
mSysGit, you allready have all tools needed for the job. 

Start Git bash, and clone this repository:

   $ git clone

Compile it:

   $ make 

Test it: 

   $ make test 

Compiled programs are in source dir, and have no external dependencies.

You can use your own MinGW installation, RubyInstaller DevKit, or TDM. 
Note that you will need Tcl installed for testing. 

What is done and what is missing

Commands that use fork() to perform backgroud operations are implemented 
as foreground operations. These are BGSAVE and BGREWRITEAOF. 
Both still work - only in foreground. All original tests pass.

Everything else is ported: redis-cli, hiredis with linenoise, rdb dumps, 
virtual memory with threads and pipes, replication, all commands, etc.

You can install and use all ruby gems that use Redis on windows.
You can develop on windows with local, native Redis server.
You can use redis-cli.exe to connect to unix servers.

Windows x64 port notice

Since there are more diferences between Linux and Windows 64bit systems,
and even if all tests suplied with redis pass, this port should be 
treated as experimental build, in need for more testing. 

To build it yourself you will need x64 gcc compiler (TDM or like).
Build procedure is same as 32 bit version. 

On 64bit windows, you can start 64bit redis-server from 32bit app
and use it to access more than 3,5Gb memory. 

Future plans

Run tests, fix bugs, try to follow what Salvatore and Pieter are coding.

This port is bare. Redis-server.exe is console application, that can
be started from console or your app. It is not true Windows Service 
app, so there is space to make it SCM aware. 

That's it. Enjoy. 

Dusan Majkic

Original redis README follows:

Where to find complete Redis documentation?

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

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 in /usr/local/bin
for 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 building 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 performances and memeory
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:


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