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A Terminal Client for MySQL with AutoCompletion and Syntax Highlighting

A Terminal Client for MySQL with AutoCompletion and Syntax Highlighting

mycli

A command line client for MySQL that can do auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

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Quick Start

If you already know how to install python packages, then you can install it via pip:

You might need sudo on linux.

$ pip install -U mycli

or

$ brew update && brew install mycli  # Only on macOS

or

$ sudo apt-get install mycli # Only on debian or ubuntu

Usage

$ mycli --help
Usage: mycli [OPTIONS] [DATABASE]

  A MySQL terminal client with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

  Examples:
    - mycli my_database
    - mycli -u my_user -h my_host.com my_database
    - mycli mysql://[email protected]_host.com:3306/my_database

Options:
  -h, --host TEXT               Host address of the database.
  -P, --port INTEGER            Port number to use for connection. Honors
                                $MYSQL_TCP_PORT.
  -u, --user TEXT               User name to connect to the database.
  -S, --socket TEXT             The socket file to use for connection.
  -p, --password TEXT           Password to connect to the database.
  --pass TEXT                   Password to connect to the database.
  --ssl-ca PATH                 CA file in PEM format.
  --ssl-capath TEXT             CA directory.
  --ssl-cert PATH               X509 cert in PEM format.
  --ssl-key PATH                X509 key in PEM format.
  --ssl-cipher TEXT             SSL cipher to use.
  --ssl-verify-server-cert      Verify server's "Common Name" in its cert
                                against hostname used when connecting. This
                                option is disabled by default.
  -V, --version                 Output mycli's version.
  -v, --verbose                 Verbose output.
  -D, --database TEXT           Database to use.
  -d, --dsn TEXT                Use DSN configured into the [alias_dsn]
                                section of myclirc file.
  --list-dsn                    list of DSN configured into the [alias_dsn]
                                section of myclirc file.
  -R, --prompt TEXT             Prompt format (Default: "\t \[email protected]\h:\d> ").
  -l, --logfile FILENAME        Log every query and its results to a file.
  --defaults-group-suffix TEXT  Read MySQL config groups with the specified
                                suffix.
  --defaults-file PATH          Only read MySQL options from the given file.
  --myclirc PATH                Location of myclirc file.
  --auto-vertical-output        Automatically switch to vertical output mode
                                if the result is wider than the terminal
                                width.
  -t, --table                   Display batch output in table format.
  --csv                         Display batch output in CSV format.
  --warn / --no-warn            Warn before running a destructive query.
  --local-infile BOOLEAN        Enable/disable LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE.
  --login-path TEXT             Read this path from the login file.
  -e, --execute TEXT            Execute command and quit.
  --help                        Show this message and exit.

Features

mycli is written using prompt_toolkit.

  • Auto-completion as you type for SQL keywords as well as tables, views and
    columns in the database.
  • Syntax highlighting using Pygments.
  • Smart-completion (enabled by default) will suggest context-sensitive completion.
    • SELECT * FROM <tab> will only show table names.
    • SELECT * FROM users WHERE <tab> will only show column names.
  • Support for multiline queries.
  • Favorite queries with optional positional parameters. Save a query using
    \fs alias query and execute it with \f alias whenever you need.
  • Timing of sql statments and table rendering.
  • Config file is automatically created at ~/.myclirc at first launch.
  • Log every query and its results to a file (disabled by default).
  • Pretty prints tabular data (with colors!)
  • Support for SSL connections

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