Redis KEYS – How to get one or more keys stored in redis datastore

1 month ago Lalit Bhagtani 0

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to get one or more keys stored in redis datastore by using a COMMAND – KEYS in redis-cli.

This command is used to return one or more keys that matches a specified pattern. The pattern are specified in glob-style.

Glob Style Patterns :-

  1. * wildcard :- It matches zero or more of any characters including spaces, for example foo* matches to fooccc, foo, fooq.
  2. ? wildcard :- It matches exactly one of any characters including spaces, for example f?0 matches to fao, fbo, fco.
  3. [list] wildcard :- It matches exactly one character from the list, for example f[abc]0 matches to fao, fbo, fco but not fdo, feo.
  4. [^list] wildcard :- It matches exactly one character which is not in the list, for example f[^abc]0 matches to fdo, feo but not fao, fbo.
  5. [a-z] wildcard :- It matches exactly one character from a to z, similarly [A-Z], [0-9] matches one character from A to Z and 0 to 9 respectively.

Use \ to escape special characters.

The syntax of redis KEYS command is as follows :-

Syntax :-

redis host:post> KEYS <pattern>

Output :- 

- (array) reply, representing the list of keys matching the given pattern.

Example :-

Redis KEYS

References :-

  1. KEYS Command Docs

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