MySQL Curses interface

Tom Masterson kd7cyu at
Mon Apr 7 14:04:23 UTC 2008

Phpmyadmin works reasonably well with lynx.  Unfortunately your coices are 
that or learning sql.


On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Thanks, but that won't help me.  This would be running on a production server 
> at a remote location with ssh, so the only browser I could use would be Lynx 
> the cat or a similar text browser.  Yes, I can make phpmyadmin available 
> remotely but that poses unnecessary security risks.  It would be impossible 
> for me to run Orca on that server anyway as it doesn't even have a sound card 
> and it is impossible for me to access it locally.
> Janina Sajka wrote:
>> No, I don't know of a ncurses mysql interface. However, I would like to 
>> report that phpMyAdmin now appears to work pretty well with Orca and
>> Firefox 3.
>> Janina
>> Tony Baechler writes:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm looking for a means of working with MySQL databases via a curses 
>>> interface.  I looked through Debian with all the keywords I could think of 
>>> but only found GUI clients.  The problem with the regular MySQL Monitor is 
>>> that it's very hard to use unless you know SQL which I definitely don't. 
>>> I guess I'm looking for something like phpmyadmin or mysql-admin but that 
>>> doesn't require a web browser or a GUI.  Do you have any suggestions?  Any 
>>> help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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