LTRIM key start stop
Time complexity: O(N) where N is the number of elements to be removed by the operation.
ACL categories: @write, @list, @slow
Trim an existing list so that it will contain only the specified range of
stop are zero-based indexes, where
0 is the first element
of the list (the head),
1 the next element and so on.
LTRIM foobar 0 2 will modify the list stored at
foobar so that
only the first three elements of the list will remain.
end can also be negative numbers indicating offsets from the end
of the list, where
-1 is the last element of the list,
-2 the penultimate
element and so on.
Out of range indexes will not produce an error: if
start is larger than the
end of the list, or
start > end, the result will be an empty list (which
key to be removed).
end is larger than the end of the list, Dragonfly will treat it like the last
element of the list.
A common use of
LTRIM is together with
LPUSH mylist someelement
LTRIM mylist 0 99
This pair of commands will push a new element on the list, while making sure
that the list will not grow larger than 100 elements. It is important to note that when
used in this way
LTRIM is an O(1) operation, because in the average case just one element
is removed from the tail of the list.
dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "one"
dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "two"
dragonfly> RPUSH mylist "three"
dragonfly> LTRIM mylist 1 -1
dragonfly> LRANGE mylist 0 -1