A quick way to get memcached status

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There are all sorts of different interfaces to memcached, but you don’t need any of them to make requests from the command line, because its protocol is so simple. Try this, assuming it’s running on the usual port on the local machine:

Here’s an easy “top” emulator for memcached:

If you don’t have netcat (nc), you can also use Bash’s built-in /proc/tcp magic if it’s enabled. Anything that can push a couple of characters to a TCP port and print the result to stdout will work. Or you can use something like this, if you must do it via PHP:

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  1. gorenje says

    watch “(echo stats ; echo quit ) | nc 127.0.0.1 11211″ works, echo stats doesn’t since memcache expects you to quit the connection.

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