TTL key

Returns the remaining time to live of a key that has a timeout. This introspection capability allows a Redis client to check how many seconds a given key will continue to be part of the dataset.

In Redis 2.6 or older the command returns -1 if the key does not exist or if the key exist but has no associated expire.

Starting with Redis 2.8 the return value in case of error changed:

See also the PTTL command that returns the same information with milliseconds resolution (Only available in Redis 2.6 or greater).

Return value

Integer reply: TTL in seconds, or a negative value in order to signal an error (see the description above).


redis>  SET mykey "Hello"
redis>  EXPIRE mykey 10
(integer) 1
redis>  TTL mykey
(integer) 10
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