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Mojo::Redis - Asynchronous Redis client for Mojolicious.


Mojo::Redis is an asynchronous Redis client for the Mojolicious framework.

Currently we support these Redis commands in addition to the "METHODS" described in this module.

  append auth bgrewriteaof bgsave blpop brpop brpoplpush config_get config_set
  config_resetstat dbsize debug_object debug_segfault decr decrby del discard
  echo exec exists expire expireat flushall flushdb get getbit getrange getset
  hdel hexists hget hgetall hincrby hkeys hlen hmget hmset hset hsetnx hvals
  incr incrby info keys lastsave lindex linsert llen lpop lpush lpushx lrange
  lrem lset ltrim mget monitor move mset msetnx multi persist ping
  publish quit randomkey rename renamenx rpop rpoplpush rpush
  rpushx sadd save scard sdiff sdiffstore select set setbit setex setnx
  setrange shutdown sinter sinterstore sismember slaveof smembers smove sort
  spop srandmember srem strlen sunion sunionstore sync ttl type
  unwatch watch zadd zcard zcount zincrby zinterstore zrange
  zrangebyscore zrank zrem zremrangebyrank zremrangebyscore zrevrange
  zrevrangebyscore zrevrank zscore zunionstore

If a command is missing, then please file a bug report and use "execute" in the meanwhile.



  use Mojo::Redis;

  my $redis = Mojo::Redis->new(server => '');

  # Execute some commands
    sub {
      my ($redis, $res) = @_;
      if (defined $res) {
        print "Got result: ", $res, "\n";

  # Work with keys
  # Ommitting the callback still makes it non-blocking and "error" events
  # will be called if something terrible goes wrong.
  $redis->set(key => 'value');

    key => sub {
      my ($redis, $res) = @_;
      print "Value of 'key' is $res\n";

  # Cleanup connection
  $redis->quit(sub { shift->ioloop->stop });

  # Start IOLoop (in case it is not started yet)

Mojolicious::Lite example

  use Mojolicious::Lite;
  use Mojo::Redis;

  get '/user' => sub {
    my $self = shift->render_later;
    my $uid = $self->session('uid');
    my $redis = Mojo::Redis->new;

      sub {
        my ($delay) = @_;
        $redis->hgetall("user:$uid", $delay->begin);
      sub {
        my ($delay, $user) = @_;

Websocket example

  websocket '/messages' => sub {
    my $self = shift;
    my $tx = $self->tx;
    my $redis = Mojo::Redis->new;

    # messages from redis
    $redis->on(message => 'pub:sub:channel', sub {
      my ($redis, $err, $message, $channel) = @_; # $channel == "pub:sub:channel"
      $tx->send($message || $err);

    # message from websocket
    $self->on(message => sub {
      my ($self, $message) = @_;
      $redis->publish('pub:sub:channel' => $message);

    $self->stash(redis => $redis);

    # need to clean up after websocket close
    $self->on(finish => sub {
      delete $self->stash->{redis};
      undef $tx;




  $cb = $redis->on(blpop => @list_names => sub {
    my($redis, $err, $data, $list_name) = @_;
    warn "[REDIS BLPOP] Got ($data) from $list_name\n";

This is a special event which allow you to do recurring "blpop" without blocking the current Mojo::Redis object. Recurring means that once the callback has handled the data, it will issue a new BLPOP.

One of the commands below is required to stop the BLPOP loop:

  $redis->on(message => @channels);
  $redis->on(message => @channels => $cb);


See "blpop".


  $redis->on(error => sub {
    my($redis, $error) = @_;
    warn "[REDIS ERROR] $error\n";

Emitted if error occurred. Called before commands callbacks.


  $redis->on(close => sub {
    my($redis) = @_;
    warn "[REDIS DISCONNECT]\n";

Emitted when the connection to the server gets closed.


  $redis->on(message => @channels => sub {
    my($redis, $err, $message, $channel) = @_;
    warn "[REDIS PUBSUB] Got ($message) from $channel\n";

This is a special event which allow you to "subscribe" to messages directly in the current Mojo::Redis object instead of using a new Mojo::Redis::Subscription object.

To unsubscribe you need to do one of these:

  $redis->on(message => @channels);
  $redis->on(message => @channels => $cb);


Mojo::Redis implements the following attributes.


  $bool = $self->connected;

Returns true if we are indeed connected to the redis server.


  $encoding = $redis->encoding;
  $redis    = $redis->encoding('UTF-8');

Encoding used for stored data, defaults to UTF-8.


  $ioloop = $redis->ioloop;
  $redis  = $redis->ioloop(Mojo::IOLoop->new);

Loop object to use for io operations, by default a Mojo::IOLoop singleton object will be used.


Holds a object of "protocol_redis". This attribute should be considered internal.


  use Protocol::Redis::XS;

Protocol::Redis implementation' constructor for parsing. By default Protocol::Redis will be used. Parser library must support APIv1.

Using Protocol::Redis::XS instead of default choice can speedup parsing.


  $server = $redis->server;
  $redis  = $redis->server('');
  $redis  = $redis->server('redis://anything:PASSWORD@');

Redis server connection string, defaults to "". The latter can be used if you want Mojo::Redis to automatically run "auth" with PASSWORD and/or "select" with DB_INDEX on connect. Both AUTH and DB_INDEX are optional.


  $seconds = $redis->timeout;
  $redis   = $redis->timeout(100);

Maximum amount of time in seconds a connection can be inactive before being dropped, defaults to 0 - meaning no timeout.



  $redis = $redis->connect;

Connect to Redis server.


  $redis = $self->disconnect;

Used to disconnect from the server. This method is automatically called when this object goes out of scope.


  $redis = $redis->execute("ping" => sub {
             my ($redis, $result) = @_;
             # Process $result

  $redis->execute(lrange => "test", 0, -1 => sub {...});
  $redis->execute(set => test => "test_ok");

    [lrange => "test", 0, -1],
    [get => "test"],
    [hmset => foo => { one => 1, two => 2 }],
    sub {
      my($redis, $lrange, $get, $hmset) = @_;
      # ...

Execute specified command on Redis server. If error occurred during request $result will be set to undef, error string can be obtained with the "error" event.


Same as "on" in Mojo::EventEmitter, except it allows special events such as "blpop", "brpop" and "message".


Subscribes to channels matching the given patterns.

  # Subscribes to foo, foobar, foo.whaz, etc.
  my $psub = $redis->psubscribe('foo*');
  $psub->on(message => sub {
    my ($self, $msg, $channel, $pattern) = @_; # 'hi!', 'foo.roo', 'foo*'

  $redis->publish('foo.roo' => 'hi!');

"psubscribe" has the same interface options and capabilities as "subscribe".


It's possible to subscribe in two ways:

  $redis = $redis->subscribe('foo','bar' => sub {
             my ($redis, $data) = @_;

The above code will overtake the current connection (if any) and put this object into a pure subscribe mode.

  my $sub = $redis->subscribe('foo','bar');
  $sub->on(data => sub {
    my ($sub, $data) = @_;

Opens up a new connection that subscribes to the given pubsub channels. Returns an instance of Mojo::Redis::Subscription. The existing $redis object can still be used to "get" data as expected.


The opposite as "on". See also "unsubscribe" in Mojo::EventEmitter.


Protocol::Redis, Mojolicious, Mojo::IOLoop


You can contact the developers "marcus" and "batman" on IRC: irc://irc.perl.org:6667/#mojo (#mojo on irc.perl.org)


Sergey Zasenko, undef@cpan.org.

Forked from MojoX::Redis and updated to new IOLoop API by Marcus Ramberg mramberg@cpan.org and Jan Henning Thorsen jhthorsen@cpan.org.


Copyright (C) 2010-2011, Sergey Zasenko (C) 2012, Marcus Ramberg

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License version 2.0.