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created September 3, 2001 · complexity advanced · author meonkeys · version 5.7
DBI::Shell is a Perl module that is used as a shell interface to Perl's popular DBI (database interface) package. Forget your favorite SQL navigation gui and give this method a shot. This has only been tested in Unix.
1. Run dbish (runs DBI::Shell; installed with DBI::Shell) and connect to any database.
2. In dbish, set /format box.
3. Enter your query.
4. To execute query, type "/ | vim -"
This runs the query and pipes the output to the standard input of Vim.
Here are some follow-up tips:
- Use gvim instead of Vim so a new window will pop up.
- Set nowrap once in Vim.
Note that if your are using MySQL cli, you can type : "pager vim -" (without the quotes indeed).
Then every select, desc, show, etc. will be opened in Vim.