Man page for apt-get sqlite3 Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man sqlite3 in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
sqlite3 A command line interface for SQLite version 3
sqlite3 [options] [databasefile] [SQL]
sqlite3 is a terminal based front end to the SQLite library that can
evaluate queries interactively and display the results in multiple for
mats. sqlite3 can also be used within shell scripts and other applica
tions to provide batch processing features.
To start a sqlite3 interactive session, invoke the sqlite3 command and
optionally provide the name of a database file. If the database file
does not exist, it will be created. If the database file does exist,
it will be opened.
For example, to create a new database file named "mydata.db", create a
table named "memos" and insert a couple of records into that table:
$ sqlite3 mydata.db
SQLite version 3.1.3
Enter ".help" for instructions
sqlite> create table memos(text, priority INTEGER);
sqlite> insert into memos values('deliver project description', 10);
sqlite> insert into memos values('lunch with Christine', 100);
sqlite> select * from memos;
deliver project description|10
lunch with Christine|100
If no database name is supplied, the ATTACH sql command can be used to
attach to existing or create new database files. ATTACH can also be
used to attach to multiple databases within the same interactive ses
sion. This is useful for migrating data between databases, possibly
changing the schema along the way.
Optionally, a SQL statement or set of SQL statements can be supplied as
a single argument. Multiple statements should be separated by semi
$ sqlite3 line mydata.db 'select * from memos where priority > 20;'
text = lunch with Christine
priority = 100
SQLITE META COMMANDS
The interactive interpreter offers a set of meta commands that can be
used to control the output format, examine the currently attached data
base files, or perform administrative operations upon the attached
databases (such as rebuilding indices). Meta commands are always pre
fixed with a dot (.).
A list of available meta commands can be viewed at any time by issuing
the '.help' command. For example:
.databases List names and files of attached databases
.dump ?TABLE? ... Dump the database in an SQL text format
.echo ON|OFF Turn command echo on or off
.exit Exit this program
.explain ON|OFF Turn output mode suitable for EXPLAIN on or off.
.header(s) ON|OFF Turn display of headers on or off
.help Show this message
.import FILE TABLE Import data from FILE into TABLE
.indices TABLE Show names of all indices on TABLE
.mode MODE ?TABLE? Set output mode where MODE is one of:
csv Comma separated values
column Left aligned columns. (See .width)