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EXPIREAT key unix-time-seconds

Time complexity: O(1)

ACL categories: @keyspace, @write, @fast

EXPIREAT has the same effect and semantic as EXPIRE, but instead of specifying the number of seconds representing the TTL (time to live), it takes an absolute Unix timestamp (seconds since January 1, 1970). A timestamp in the past will delete the key immediately.

Please for the specific semantics of the command refer to the documentation of EXPIRE.


Integer reply, specifically:

  • 1 if the timeout was set.
  • 0 if the timeout was not set. e.g. key doesn't exist, or operation skipped due to the provided arguments.


dragonfly> SET mykey "Hello"
dragonfly> EXISTS mykey
(integer) 1
dragonfly> EXPIREAT mykey 1293840000
(integer) 1
dragonfly> EXISTS mykey
(integer) 0