Available since: 7.0.0
Time complexity: O(N) where N is the number of clients subscribed to the receiving shard channel.
Posts a message to the given shard channel.
In Redis Cluster, shard channels are assigned to slots by the same algorithm used to assign keys to slots. A shard message must be sent to a node that own the slot the shard channel is hashed to. The cluster makes sure that published shard messages are forwarded to all the node in the shard, so clients can subscribe to a shard channel by connecting to any one of the nodes in the shard.
For more information about sharded pubsub, see Sharded Pubsub.
Integer reply: the number of clients that received the message.
For example the following command publish to channel
orders with a subscriber already waiting for message(s).
> spublish orders hello (integer) 1