MySQL Curses interface

John G. Heim jheim at
Tue Apr 8 16:36:20 UTC 2008

Just to clarify one point, you don't run orca on the remote server so it 
doesn't matter if your database server has a sound card or not. If your 
desktop has a sound card then you could do what Janina suggests. The only 
thing that has to be running on the remote server is a web server like 

----- 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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