Sql dot commands in SQLite

SQLite Commands

(Sql dot commands)

Below commands all are called SQLite dot commands other than SQL dot command for terminated query use by a semi-colon (;)

If you want retrieve all SQL DOT COMMANDS type " .help 

Sqlite>.help

You will get below output

Command
Description
.backup ?DB? FILE
Backup DB (default "main") to FILE
.bail ON|OFF
Stop after hitting an error. Default OFF
.databases
List names and files of attached databases
.dump ?TABLE?
Dump the database in an SQL text format. If TABLE specified, only dump tables matching LIKE pattern TABLE.
.echo ON|OFF
Turn command echo on or off
.exit
Exit SQLite prompt
.explain ON|OFF
Turn output mode suitable for EXPLAIN on or off. With no args, it turns EXPLAIN on.
.header(s) ON|OFF
Turn display of headers on or off
.help
Show this message
.import FILE TABLE
Import data from FILE into TABLE
.indices ?TABLE?
Show names of all indices. If TABLE specified, only show indices for tables matching LIKE pattern TABLE.
.load FILE ?ENTRY?
Load an extension library
.log FILE|off
Turn logging on or off. FILE can be stderr/stdout
.mode MODE
Set output mode where MODE is one of:
  • csv Comma-separated values
  • column Left-aligned columns.
  • html HTML <table> code
  • insert SQL insert statements for TABLE
  • line One value per line
  • list Values delimited by .separator string
  • tabs Tab-separated values
  • tcl TCL list elements
.nullvalue STRING
Print STRING in place of NULL values
.output FILENAME
Send output to FILENAME
.output stdout
Send output to the screen
.print STRING...
Print literal STRING
.prompt MAIN CONTINUE
Replace the standard prompts
.quit
Exit SQLite prompt
.read FILENAME
Execute SQL in FILENAME
.schema ?TABLE?
Show the CREATE statements. If TABLE specified, only show tables matching LIKE pattern TABLE.
.separator STRING
Change separator used by output mode and .import
.show
Show the current values for various settings
.stats ON|OFF
Turn stats on or off
.tables ?PATTERN?
List names of tables matching a LIKE pattern
.timeout MS
Try opening locked tables for MS milliseconds
.width NUM NUM
Set column widths for "column" mode
.timer ON|OFF
Turn the CPU timer measurement on or off

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