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  1. Control logging behavior of mongosh

    It should be possible to control the logging behavior of mongosh, for example:

    • verbosity
    • what to log / log level
    • retention time
    • whether logging is enabled or not
    23 votes

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  2. Add support for AWS_PROFILE when authMechanism is MONGODB-AWS

    Currently, when using MONGODB-AWS, it can only read the following variables:

    AWS ACCESS KEY ID
    AWS SECRET ACCESS KEY
    AWS SESSION TOKEN

    which forces you to export credentials or to paste them in the CLI.

    AWS has a variable called AWS_PROFILE that will fetch the required values from your credential file, without having to paste them again. This variable is supported by anything using AWS SDK, so mongosh should have support for it as well.

    10 votes

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  3. Manage mongosh through MongoDB agent automation

    MongoDB server, database tools, biconnector binaries are all managed by MongoDB agent automation feature in a managed deployments via Opsmanager. Mongosh is not managed, which makes it difficult to build separate automation to manage mongosh alone. If mongodb agent can manage (install/update/remove) mongosh, it would greatly benefit and seamless management of managed deployments.

    6 votes

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  4. Add support for db.exists() and collections.exists()

    Add a db.exists() and collections.exists() so that it is easy to check whether a database or a collection exists. This will help to reduce the propensity to inadvertently create new dbs and collections when running a script due to typos.

    5 votes

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  5. Explain shell helpers for CRUD API

    The .explain() method in the shell works with some write methods (update, remove, findAndModify), but it doesn't work with the newer CRUD API.

    The missing explain methods are:

    "deleteMany",
    "deleteOne",
    "findOne",
    "findOneAndDelete",
    "findOneAndReplace",
    "findOneAndUpdate",
    "insertMany",
    "insertOne",
    "replaceOne",
    "updateMany",
    "updateOne"

    I think this would be especially helpful for new hires: explain is a good way to quickly find the code that implements a command.

    4 votes

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  6. Ability to control OCSP TLS certificate verification on mongo shell

    Please allow to control OCSP TLS certificate verification on mongosh shell like it was possible on the legacy shell using "./mongo ... --setShellParameter ocspEnabled=false ..."

    3 votes

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  7. Option to show date in local timezone

    Currently MongoDB is storing date and time in UTC - which is good and should be that way.
    However, from the presentation (either via Compass/Shell), there should be a way to show the date and time based on locale time zone settings or an option to switch from UTC to local time zone.

    So for people who consume data right from MongoDB, they don't get confused with the data differences between UTC and their local time zone.

    3 votes

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  8. creating an option to import csv files with semicolon separator

    There isn't an option to specify semicolon as delimiter on mongo shell when importing csv files. We are forced to import through MongoDB Compass when file has semicolon separator.

    3 votes

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  9. The new mongosh mangles the output of piped in commands

    With the old mongo shell, you could set up a shell file (called something like mongo_cmd.sh)containing the path to the executable and all the command line switches you wanted like this:

    /path/to/mongo --norc --quiet --port 26011

    and then in your other script files pipe commands into an invocation of mongocmd.sh like the following:
    ```
    CMD
    FILE=./mongo_cmd.sh

    STATS=$(echo 'db.stats().ok' | $CMDFILE)
    DBVERSION=$(echo 'db.version()' | $CMD
    FILE)

    echo "db.stats().ok output:" $STATS
    echo "db.version() output:" $DBVERSION
    ```

    and the output would be this:

    db.stats().ok output: 1
    db.version() output: 6.0.5

    But if you replace mongo with the new shell mongosh in the…

    2 votes

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  10. Support brew keg versioned releases for Macs

    For example, allow "brew install mongosh@1.10.6" and for mongosh 2.x

    2 votes

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  12. Single tool for shell, mongodump, mongorestore, mongoexport, mongoimport

    Single tool for the basic database usage, namely, mongodb shell (mongosh), mongodump, mongorestore, mongoexport, mongoimport

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  13. Better mongo file loading performance

    Manage a faster loading of files in command line to have better perfs for multiple small scripts.

    See Case 01251177.

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  14. Avoid issuing commands upon connection where the user is unauthorized to execute them

    Presently when a user connects to a MongoDB cluster mongosh will execute several command helpers. Unless the users have specific privileges these commands will trigger several unauthorised messages similar to below:

    {"msg":"Checking authorization failed","attr":{"error":{"code":13,"codeName":"Unauthorized","errmsg":"not authorized on admin to execute command { getParameter: 1, featureCompatibilityVersion: 1, apiVersion: \"1\"... $db: \"admin\" }"}}}
    

    This causes issues for some security monitoring applications, and requires the security monitoring application to be filtered to ignore these events.

    A similar issue is described in the Jira ticket: https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/MONGOSH-1298

    1 vote

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  15. mongosh parse mongo url offline

    In scripting easiers and most robust way to pass mongodb connection info using url string. Sometimes though there is need to parse part of it, like database name or specific query params. In NodeJS whathg URL can be used for this, additionally validating url. For mongsh only way at the moment is to perform actual connecion to running mongodb:

    mongosh "mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017/staging?serverSelectionTimeoutMS=15000&readPreference=secondaryPreferred" --quiet -eval "print(db)"
    staging_db

    Would be nice if mongosh can be used to parse mongodb URL and output some part of it wihtout need for actual connection. This use case if for bash scripting, currently working on combination of…

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  16. Allow selection of user-specified –mongoshpath directory and –logpath similar to mongod does

    Allow selection of user-specified installation directory options

    For example –installpath [Installdirectory] and –logpath [logDirectory] similar (and save it in a config file). Users would be familiar with this as it is somewhat similar to mongod.

    1 vote

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  17. MONGODB-AWS Auth Feature Request for mongosh & compass connections

    I would like to request a feature to more fully integrate the auth mechanism MONGODB-AWS in the Atlas UI. We envision that when you are creating a user based on IAM Auth a toggle button is added in the UI that when enabled on the user or project level, would require a user to provide a session token to authenticate via mongoose. This feature would require the --awsIamSessionToken option when a so defined user connects via mongosh or the token field in Compass (along with the access key and secret access key). Basically, if only username/password were presented, it would…

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  18. add _prettyShell=false to mongosh

    In 4.4, the mongo shell prints 'ugly' by default. Many of our scripts are written to expect this type of output. The mongo shell includes the command: DBQuery.prototype._prettyShell=false to explicitly set this. In mongosh, there is no built in/native ability to achieve the same output as mongo shell.

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  19. Have db.table.distinct('column') support cursors

    Right now distinct() returns max 100 items and doesn't take into account the config "displayBatchSize". It would be nice if distinct() returned all distinct items.

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  20. Save shell commands to the cloud

    It would be nice to have a way to save shell commands for later, maybe to the cloud.

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