DECR key

Decrements the number stored at key by one. If the key does not exist, it is set to 0 before performing the operation. An error is returned if the key contains a value of the wrong type or contains a string that can not be represented as integer. This operation is limited to 64 bit signed integers.

See INCR for extra information on increment/decrement operations.

*Return value

Integer reply: the value of key after the decrement


redis>  SET mykey "10"
redis>  DECR mykey
(integer) 9
redis>  SET mykey "234293482390480948029348230948"
redis>  DECR mykey
ERR ERR value is not an integer or out of range