Where to find complete Redis documentation?
This README is just a fast “quick start” document. You can find more detailed documentation here:
1) code.google.com/p/redis 2) Check the 'doc' directory. doc/README.html is a good starting point :)
It is as simple as:
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.
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: