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CrateDB Shell

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The CrateDB Shell (aka Crash) is an interactive command-line interface (CLI) tool for interacting with CrateDB.


A screenshot of Crash


The official documentation is available at CrateDB shell documentation.


Python Package

Crash is available as a pip package.

To install, run:

pip install crash

Now, run it:


To update, run:

pip install -U crash


Crash is also available as a standalone executable that includes all the necessary dependencies.

First, download the executable file:

curl -o crash

Then, set the executable bit:

chmod +x crash

Now, run it:


If you would like to run crash from any directory, and without the leading ./, the file has to be in a directory that is on your PATH.


The documentation section about troubleshooting connection errors provides support and guidelines how to debug and resolve problems when connecting to CrateDB or CrateDB Cloud.


This project is primarily maintained by, but we welcome community contributions!

See the developer docs and the contribution docs for more information.


Looking for more help? Check out our support channels.

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