Returns all keys matching
While the time complexity for this operation is O(N), the constant times are fairly low. For example, Redis running on an entry level laptop can scan a 1 million key database in 40 milliseconds.
Warning: consider KEYS as a command that should only be used in production environments with extreme care. It may ruin performance when it is executed against large databases. This command is intended for debugging and special operations, such as changing your keyspace layout. Don't use KEYS in your regular application code. If you're looking for a way to find keys in a subset of your keyspace, consider using SCAN or sets.
Supported glob-style patterns:
hbllo, ... but not
\ to escape special characters if you want to match them verbatim.
Array reply: list of keys matching
"OK"redis> KEYS *o*
1) "four" 2) "two" 3) "one"redis> KEYS t??
1) "two"redis> KEYS *
1) "four" 2) "two" 3) "one" 4) "three"