Install and run Redis on Mac

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 with next tasks.

terminal redis install screenshot

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

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 you are good to go 👍

That’s it, have fun with Redis.

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