MyCLI is a command line interface for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

Quick Start

If you already know how to install python packages, then you can simply do:

$ pip install mycli

If you're on macOS you can install it via homebrew.

$ brew update && brew install mycli

If you're having trouble with the quick start, check the install page for detailed instructions.


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

   -h, --host TEXT               Host address of the database.
   -P, --port INTEGER            Port number to use for connection. Honors
   -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                 Version of mycli.
   -D, --database TEXT           Database to use.
   -R, --prompt TEXT             Prompt format (Default: "\t \u@\h:\d> ")
   -l, --logfile FILENAME        Log every query and its results to a file.
   --defaults-group-suffix TEXT  Read config group with the specified suffix.
   --defaults-file PATH          Only read default 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
   -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 query to the database.
   --help                        Show this message and exit.


$ mycli local_database

$ mycli -h localhost -u root app_db

$ mycli mysql://amjith@localhost:3306/django_poll




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