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SQLITE3(1)							    SQLITE3(1)

       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-

       For example:

       $ sqlite3 -line mydata.db 'select * from memos where priority > 20;'
	   text = lunch with Christine
       priority = 100

       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:

       sqlite> .help
       .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)
				html	 HTML <table> code
				insert	 SQL insert statements for TABLE
				line	 One value per line
				list	 Values delimited by .separator string
				tabs	 Tab-separated values
				tcl	 TCL list elements
       .nullvalue STRING      Print STRING in place of NULL values
       .output FILENAME	      Send output to FILENAME
       .output stdout	      Send output to the screen
       .prompt MAIN CONTINUE  Replace the standard prompts
       .quit		      Exit this program
       .read FILENAME	      Execute SQL in FILENAME
       .schema ?TABLE?	      Show the CREATE statements
       .separator STRING      Change separator used by output mode and .import
       .show		      Show the current values for various settings
       .tables ?PATTERN?      List names of tables matching a LIKE pattern
       .timeout MS	      Try opening locked tables for MS milliseconds
       .width NUM NUM ...     Set column widths for "column" mode

       sqlite3 has the following options:

       -init file
	      Read and execute commands from file , which can contain a mix of
	      SQL statements and meta-commands.

       -echo  Print commands before execution.

	      Turn headers on or off.

	      Query results will be displayed in  a  table  like  form,	 using
	      whitespace characters to separate the columns and align the out‐

       -html  Query results will be output as simple HTML tables.

       -line  Query results will be displayed with one value  per  line,  rows
	      separated	 by  a	blank  line.   Designed to be easily parsed by
	      scripts or other programs

       -list  Query results will  be  displayed	 with  the  separator  (|,  by
	      default) character between each field value.  The default.

       -separator separator
	      Set output field separator.  Default is '|'.

       -nullvalue string
	      Set  string used to represent NULL values.  Default is '' (empty

	      Show SQLite version.

       -help  Show help on options and exit.

       sqlite3 reads an initialization file to set the	configuration  of  the
       interactive  environment.   Throughout  initialization,	any previously
       specified setting can be overridden.  The sequence of initialization is
       as follows:

       o The default configuration is established as follows:

       mode	       = LIST
       separator       = "|"
       main prompt     = "sqlite> "
       continue prompt = "   ...> "

       o  If the file ~/.sqliterc exists, it is processed first.  can be found
       in the user's home directory, it is read and processed.	It should gen‐
       erally only contain meta-commands.

       o If the -init option is present, the specified file is processed.

       o All other command line options are processed.

       The sqlite-doc package

       This   manual   page   was   originally	written	 by  Andreas  Rottmann
       <rotty@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
       others).	     It	  was	subsequently   revised	 by   Bill   Bumgarner

			   Mon Apr 15 23:49:17 2002		    SQLITE3(1)

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