# LRANGE

## Syntax

`LRANGE key start stop`

**Time complexity:** O(S+N) where S is the distance of start offset from HEAD for small lists, from nearest end (HEAD or TAIL) for large lists; and N is the number of elements in the specified range.

**ACL categories:** @read, @list, @slow

Returns the specified elements of the list stored at `key`

.
The offsets `start`

and `stop`

are zero-based indexes, with `0`

being the first
element of the list (the head of the list), `1`

being the next element and so
on.

These offsets can also be negative numbers indicating offsets starting at the
end of the list.
For example, `-1`

is the last element of the list, `-2`

the penultimate, and so
on.

## Consistency with range functions in various programming languages

Note that if you have a list of numbers from 0 to 100, `LRANGE list 0 10`

will
return 11 elements, that is, the rightmost item is included.
This **may or may not** be consistent with behavior of range-related functions
in your programming language of choice (think Ruby's `Range.new`

, `Array#slice`

or Python's `range()`

function).

## Out-of-range indexes

Out of range indexes will not produce an error.
If `start`

is larger than the end of the list, an empty list is returned.
If `stop`

is larger than the actual end of the list, Dragonfly will treat it like
the last element of the list.

## Return

Array reply: list of elements in the specified range.

## Examples

`dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "one"`

(integer) 1

dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "two"

(integer) 2

dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "three"

(integer) 3

dragonfly> LRANGE mylist 0 0

1) "one"

dragonfly> LRANGE mylist -3 2

1) "one"

2) "two"

3) "three"

dragonfly> LRANGE mylist -100 100

1) "one"

2) "two"

3) "three"

dragonfly> LRANGE mylist 5 10