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PHP Redis: Get List of Commands (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

The COMMAND command in Redis is used to retrieve a list of all available Redis commands. This could be useful when developing an application using PHP and Redis, or when debugging, to verify which commands are available.

Code Examples

Here is a code example that demonstrates how to get a list of commands using PHP and Redis.

<?php require 'vendor/autoload.php'; $client = new Predis\Client(); $commands = $client->executeRaw(['COMMAND']); foreach ($commands as $command) { echo $command[0], "\n"; } ?>

In this example, we first include the required libraries using require statement. Then, we initialize a new client instance. We then use the executeRaw method to send raw commands directly to the Redis server. Finally, we iterate over the commands and print each one.

Best Practices

Make sure you're using an up-to-date version of the Predis library, as some older versions may not support all commands. Also, handle potential connection errors with try/catch blocks for robustness.

Common Mistakes

Not handling exceptions when there's a problem connecting to the Redis server is a common mistake. Always implement error handling techniques to ensure your applications fail gracefully.


Q: Why would I need a list of all Redis commands?

A: Having a list of all available commands can be helpful during development or debugging processes. It aids in understanding which functionalities are available for use.

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