yasql (Yet Another SQL client)
I always liked the Sybase isql and MySQL mysql command-line shells for Unix.
I have often regretted the lack of a Unix port to osql, the command-line
interface to M$-SQL. Eventually I wrote one.
[yasql help] [such as it is]
Transact-SQL commands may be typed in at the 'yasql>' prompt.
Multiline commands may be wrapped and continued at the '-->' prompt.
To execute a command, end it with ';', or type 'go' or '\g' at the
Commands: (all may be prefixed by ":", ie ":view", for clarity)
bye exit program
clear clear/reset current query
exit synonym for "bye"
help this screen
go run current query (shortcut: \g)
quit synonym for "bye"
reset synonym for "clear"
set set internal variable (see below)
view print current query
Set variables: (set with ":set var value"; unset with ":set novar"
or empty value)
column_delimiter string to separate fields when output is directed
to a transcript file; defaults to tab ("\\t")
column_separator synonym for "column_delimiter"
field_delimiter synonym for "column_delimiter"
field_separator synonym for "column_delimiter"
format synonym for "result_mode"
grep perl regexp applied to result set; only matching
rows are displayed/written.
log redirects result sets from console to a file
logfile synonym for "log"
outfile synonym for "log"
output synonym for "log"
mode synonym for "result_mode"
result_mode When set to "data, rec, record, list, detail, or
zoom," all result sets are shown in a "name: value"
list of lists. Default behavior can be restored
with "tab, table, col, column, columns, row, or
rows". Can also take a value of "HTML", which
outputs data in <TR>(<TD></td>)+</tr> sets.
row_delimitor string to separate records when output is directed
to a transcript file; defaults to newline ("\\n")
row_separator synonym for row_delimiter
transcript synonym for "log"
The following queries are completely re-written by the yasql engine
from their mysql-like representations to M$SQL-compatible versions.
The translated versions are displayed at runtime for your edification.
SELECT ... LIMIT n
Mark Zieg <firstname.lastname@example.org>