Interactive cassandra python shell
pycassaShell is an interactive Cassandra python shell. It is useful for exploring Cassandra, especially for those who are just beginning.
It is recommended that you have IPython, an enhanced interactive python shell, installed. pycassaShell will invoke ipython underneath to provide extra functionality if it is installed. However, it will still work without it.
When pycassaShell starts, it creates a ColumnFamily object for every existing column family in your Cassandra cluster and prints the names of the objects. You can use these to insert and retrieve data easily from Cassandra.
pycassaShell acts similarly to the standard Python (or IPython) REPL. To use, enter Python expressions at the prompt and hit Enter to see the results.
Show a help message and exit
-k KEYSPACE, --keyspace=KEYSPACE
Name of the Cassandra keyspace to which pycassaShell should attach
-H HOST, --host=HOST
Hostname of a Cassandra node
-p PORT, --port=PORT
Thrift port number for that Cassandra node
-u USER, --user=USER
Username (for simple auth)
-P PASSWD, --passwd=PASSWD
Password (for simple auth)
Use streaming transport (for Cassandra 0.6.x and below)
Use framed transport (for Cassandra 0.7.x and above). This is the default transport.
-f FILE, --file=FILE
Run a script after startup
For more information on the interactive Python/IPython prompt, see python(1) or ipython(1).
For more information on the extra Pycassa objects made available in the pycassaShell environment, see /usr/share/doc/pycassa-doc/manual/pycassa_shell.html in the pycassa-doc package.
Tyler Hobbs <[email protected]>