Single-key request only. Requests with multiple keys are not yet supported.

Synopsis

DEL key

This command deletes the given key.

  • If the key does not exist, it is ignored and not counted toward the total number of removed keys.

Return value

Returns number of keys that were removed.

Examples

$ SET yuga1 "America"
"OK"
$ SET yuga2 "Africa"
"OK"
$ DEL yuga1
1
$ DEL not_a_key
0
$ DEL yuga1 yuga2
"ERR del: Wrong number of arguments"

See also

exists, flushall, flushdb, get, getrange, hdel, hexists, hget, hset, hincrby, sadd, set