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List tables of SQL databases for easy schema greps

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greptable generates a plain-text list of your servers, databases and tables, so that you can easily find where the fuck that table is, with your favorite search tools, like grep.

This is especially useful if you are dealing with many servers and databases.


greptable works on both Python 2 and Python 3.

The only dependency is SQLAlchemy, and it should support the same databases.


For global options run greptable -h.

All commands need a configuration file; see the Configuration section below.

Listing tables

To list the tables, run greptable dump.

You can change the configuration file path with the -c (also known as --config). By default, it uses ~/.config/greptable.conf if it exists, otherwise greptable.conf from the current directory.

The tables are listed to the standard output by default. The -o (also known as --output) option can dump in a file instead.

Example: greptable -c greptable.conf dump -o tables.txt

For full help on options run greptable dump -h.

Opening tables

greptable lets you open a table or schema in your favorite admin interface, built from a configured URL template.

This is thought for phpMyAdmin, but should work with other tools, even non-web (if not, please provide examples or patches).

Using it is as simple as running greptable open followed by the selected output of a greptable dump. You can even do greptable open $(greptable dump|grep mytable).

The URL will be opened by xdg-open. If it’s not opening the wanted browser, you should set the BROWSER environment variable.

If you only want to show the URL, and not open it automatically, use the -s (also known as --show) option.


The configuration is a standard INI file. Section headers are SQLAlchemy URLs.

For example:


greptable will try to prettify server URLs, but you can also force a name.

For example:

name = db

For the open subcommand, you can provide both a openschema and opentable option. If the openschema option is not provided, opentable will be used, with the table parameter being an empty string.

The variable substitution uses the Python format() syntax.

For example:

opentable ={schema}&table={table}

opentable ={schema}&table={table}

name = srv0
openschema ={server}/tables/{schema}
opentable ={server}/showtable/{schema}/{table}


Contributions can be sent in the form of git patches, to

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