SQLite CLI command history

SQLite command line tool (sqlite3 or sqlite3.exe) remembers the last 2000 executed commands. To repeat the last command, just press the key, to search for older ones — use Ctrl+R shortcut.

History search
It's faster to find a query than to type it again

By default, SQLite stores the history file in the user's home directory and names it .sqlite_history. It's in plain text, so you can view it in your favorite editor. If you prefer to save it elsewhere, specify the full path in the SQLITE_HISTORY environment variable.

History file
Sync the history file (via Dropbox etc.) to search for queries on all devices

SQLite writes the history to a file when the console exits normally, so in case of the computer or CLI crash the commands executed since the last sqlite3 launch will be lost.

History recording is not the only feature of the console. SQLite CLI makes it easy to import and export data or work with several databases at the same time. Debugging multi-line queries is quite a challenge, though.

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