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A quick way to get memcached status

 | November 26, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers


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:

Baron Schwartz

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL. He is a former Percona employee.


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