How to install MySQL CLI (mycli) on Linux



The mycli command-line interface provides autocompletion and syntax highlighting for MariaDB, MySQL, and Percona support. Throughout this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up MySQL CLI on Linux. Our discussion will cover the installation of mycli on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora.  




MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona are all supported by mycli, along with the following features:




  • Automatically completes commands, and cases sensitively, as soon as we begin typing.
  • Prints tabular data in an attractive manner.
  • SSL connection support.
  • Highlighting of syntax.
  • Multi-theme support.
  • It is able to handle Unicode input and output.






So let’s start the installation,






Step 1: Set up a VPSie cloud server 





Start by logging into your VPSie account Make a new server, There are several Linux distributions available on vpsie and after creating one use the credentials that we emailed you to connect to your Cloud Server via SSH.





Step 2: Install MySQL CLI – mycli




Mycli packages are available for Debian/Ubuntu and Fedora within their respective system package manager repositories, using the following commands to install them,







# sudo apt-get install mycli







# sudo dnf install mycli





RedHat & CentOS do not have rpm packages, and we will need to use pip to do so. Installing mycli with pip is possible on Ubuntu, Fedora, or CentOS/RHEL.







Install Pip on your system by running the following command.



# sudo yum install python-pip

After installing Pip, follow these instructions to install MyCLI.

# sudo pip install mycli

Use the following command to find your MyCLI version.Use the following command to find your MyCLI version,

# mycli --version
Version: 1.20.1

To learn more, roam around. Enter this command,

  # mycli --help

Usage: mycli [OPTIONS] [DATABASE] A MySQL terminal client with auto-completion and syntax highlighting. 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. --ssh-user TEXT User name to connect to ssh server. --ssh-host TEXT Host name to connect to ssh server. --ssh-port INTEGER Port to connect to ssh server. --ssh-password TEXT Password to connect to ssh server. --ssh-key-filename TEXT Private key filename (identify file) for the ssh connection. --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.

Thanks for reading! I hope it was informative for you! 







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