MySQL Curses interface

John G. Heim jheim at
Tue Apr 8 16:27:15 UTC 2008

You could get around the security problem by configuring the web server to 
listen only on the localhost address, Then ssh to the server and 
run lynx connecting to the localhost.

# lynx

or somewhat easier:

# lynx http://localhost/php-myadmin/

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:45 AM
Subject: Re: MySQL Curses interface

> 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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