MySQL Curses interface

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri Apr 25 14:32:02 UTC 2008

I recognize this is an old thread, but I'm just now catching up on list
mail ...

Tony Baechler writes:
> 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.

Well, I'm not so sure there really very much of a risk--but you may not
agree, of course.

I just want to make sure you are aware that your myphpadmin access can
be restricted by ip in Apache config, and I believe you can run over
encrypted as well. So, not much of a risk, imho. It's what I had in mind
when I suggested this, that your Orca would be local.


> 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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