MongoDB Shell

The MongoDB Shell (mongosh) lets you connect to MongoDB to work with your data and configure your database.

Help us improve the MongoDB Shell by posting your ideas and suggestions for improvements.

To report bugs, please use our MONGOSH JIRA project.

  1. Vi mode for MongoDB Shell

    Please enable a 'vi' editing mode for the mongo shell.

    A first cut of key bindings would be:

    Basic command mode/editing mode toggling:
    i Insert before cursor
    Esc Toggle to command mode

    Cursor motion keys:
    h Move left
    j Move down
    k Move up
    l Move right

    w Move to next word
    b Move to the beginning of the word

    0 Move to the beginning of the line
    $ Move to the end of the line

    And delete/change:
    x delete next character to the right
    d

    {motion} delete amount specified by…

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  2. Retain multi-line input in history.

    Ideally, when using an inline text editor, the inline text editor would show the history command with its multi-lines retained.

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  4. Paginate shell output

    When running a query or a command that returns a long output, the content scrolls off the screen and cannot be seen without using the terminal scrollbar.

    It would be nice if the content would only scroll to screen boundaries and pause like more or less.

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