Install and config Redis on Mac OS X via Homebrew
by Pete Houston
By using Homebrew, you greatly reduce the cost of setting up and configuring the development environment on Mac OS X.
Let’s install Redis for the good.
$ brew install redis
After installation, you will see some notification about some caveats on configuring. Just leave it and continue to following some tasks on this article.
Launch Redis on computer starts.
$ ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/redis/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
Start Redis server via “launchctl”.
$ launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist
Start Redis server using configuration file.
$ redis-server /usr/local/etc/redis.conf
Stop Redis on autostart on computer start.
$ launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist
Location of Redis configuration file.
Uninstall Redis and its files.
$ brew uninstall redis
$ rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist
Get Redis package information.
$ brew info redis
Test if Redis server is running.
$ redis-cli ping
If it replies “PONG”, then it’s good to go!
Well, I guess, that’s it!
Have fun Redis-ing ☺