couchtty

Experimental tty interface to CouchDB

couchtty

A console application for interacting with CouchDB. While interacting with CouchDB using curl is simple enough, sometimes it's nice to have an app that makes it a little easier.

That's what couchtty is designed to do.

Simply run couchtty and provide a url to your couchdb instance, e.g.:

couchtty http://localhost:5984/

If you are going to want to perform administrative operations (creating databases, etc), then you will also need to provide admin credentials if your CouchDB instance is not in admin party mode:

couchtty http://user:pass@localhost:5984/

All being well, you should see the CouchTTY prompt displayed:

couchtty> {"couchdb":"Welcome","uuid":"79bcebff75a274b3b3c8711fb8a7826f","version":"1.5.0","vendor":{"version":"1.5.0","name":"The Apache Software Foundation"}} couchtty>

As I have connected as an admin user, then I have the ability to create new databases, so here goes:

couchtty> create testdb

Which displays the following before providing me another couchtty prompt::

{"ok":true}
{"db_name":"testdb","doc_count":0,"doc_del_count":0,"update_seq":0,"purge_seq":0,"compact_running":false,"disk_size":79,"data_size":0,"instance_start_time":"1399870039904598","disk_format_version":6,"committed_update_seq":0}

This is because when a database is created, the use command is also executed, and this automatically changes context to our newly created database.

Creating new documents is done through the put command, which is also aliased by the insert command. Let's create a new test document now. First we will create the doc by specifying a JSON fragment within the TTY:

couchtty> put { "name": "Damon Oehlman", "country": "Australia" }

If successful, you should see output similar to the following:

{"ok":true,"id":"d566d964805846cab97b5310c7000667","rev":"1-d78e4c3f88d1770f2a2c39a05c3699ae"}

When creating CouchTTY though, I really didn't want to have to add every document by either typing or copying JSON fragments into the console. So, you can also just specify a path to a JSON file and have that inserted instead, e.g.:

couchtty> put examples/docs/1.json

If CouchTTY determines that this is a file, it will read the contents as JSON and insert it into the DB. Running the above code from the forked git repo, should provide the following result:

{"ok":true,"id":"test1","rev":"1-6941063ef08bf3749a87f8672b01c0e0"}

Let's just check that we have two docs in our new db. Let's run the list command and check:

couchtty> list

Which yields the following output:

{"total_rows":2,"offset":0,"rows":[{"id":"d566d964805846cab97b5310c7000667","key":"d566d964805846cab97b5310c7000667","value":{"rev":"1-d78e4c3f88d1770f2a2c39a05c3699ae"}},{"id":"test1","key":"test1","value":{"rev":"1-6941063ef08bf3749a87f8672b01c0e0"}}]}

Great, 2 documents. OK, let's remove the test1 document in preparation for my next trick:

couchtty> rm test1

Which should report the successful removal:

{"ok":true,"id":"test1","rev":"2-c938d631f10400229788ee139ce263f4"}

Right, done. Next lets have a look at how to put all JSON documents in a folder into the database. If you have cloned the project from github and you are in the project directory (the previous put file example should have worked), then you should also be able to run the following:

couchtty> put examples/docs

If it worked, then you will see the tty report 3 successful PUT operations:

{"ok":true,"id":"test1","rev":"3-c2d95820d791e00ccd82fd3577833725"}
{"ok":true,"id":"_design/example","rev":"1-230141dfa7e07c3dbfef0789bf11773a"}
{"ok":true,"id":"test2","rev":"1-5a0cbbc26fdd3a1503bded465de3ddf1

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