Install and config Redis on Mac OS X via Homebrew

Pete Houston
May 14, 2015 · 1 min read
$ brew install redis

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.

/usr/local/etc/redis.conf

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

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