sqlc terminal

sqlc is a terminal-based front-end to SQLite Cloud written in GO. It enables you to type in queries interactively, issue them to SQLite Cloud, and see the query results. Alternatively, input can be from a file or from command line arguments.

In addition, sqlc provides various shell-like features to facilitate writing scripts and automating a wide variety of tasks.

URL Connection String

An easy way to obtain a valid connection string is to click on the node address in the Dashboard Nodes section. A valid connection string will be copied in your clipboard.


> ./sqlc --help

  sqlc [URL] [options] [<FILE>...]
  sqlc -?|--help|--version

  URL       "sqlitecloud://user:pass@host.com:port/dbname?timeout=10&compress=NO"
  FILE...   Execute SQL commands from FILE(s) after connecting to the SQLite Cloud database

  sqlc "sqlitecloud://user:pass@host.com:8860/dbname?timeout=10&compress=lz4&tls=intern"
  sqlc --host hostname -u user --password=pass -d dbname -c LZ4 --tls=no
  sqlc --version
  sqlc -?

General Options:
  --cmd COMMAND            Run "COMMAND" before executing FILE... or reading from stdin
  -l, --list               List available databases, then exit
  -d, --dbname NAME        Use database NAME
  -b, --bail               Stop after hitting an error
  -?, --help               Show this screen
  --version                Display version information

Output Format Options:
  -o, --output FILE        Switch to BATCH mode, execute SQL Commands and send output to FILE, then exit.
                           In BATCH mode, the default output format is switched to QUOTE.
  --echo                   Disables --quiet, print command(s) before execution
  --quiet                  Disables --echo, run command(s) quietly (no messages, only query output)
  --noheader               Turn headers off
  --nullvalue TEXT         Set text string for NULL values [default: "NULL"]
  --newline SEP            Set output row separator [default: "\r\n"]
  --separator SEP          Set output column separator [default: "|"]
                           Specify the Output mode [default: BOX]

Connection Options:
  -h, --host HOSTNAME      Connect to SQLite Cloud database server host name [default: localhost]
  -p, --port PORT          Use specified port to connect to SQLIte Cloud database server [default: 8860]
  -u, --user USERNAME      Use USERNAME for authentication
  -w, --password PASSWORD  Use PASSWORD for authentication
  -t, --timeout SECS       Set Timeout for network operations to SECS seconds [default: 10]
  -c, --compress (NO|LZ4)  Use line compression [default: NO]
  --tls [YES|NO|INTERN|FILE] Encrypt the database connection using the host's root CA set (YES), a custom CA with a PEM from FILE (FILE), the internal SQLiteCloud CA (INTERN), or disable the encryption (NO) [default: YES]