MongoDB Shell

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

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  1. mongosh and JSON: normalized output

    The CLI commands, like mongosh, can be used in bash scripts to quickly implement reliable data processing pipelines. Thanks to the aggregation pipeline your clients can do pretty complex things with this, despite a small number of lines and zero infrastructure. Unfortunately, in the recent versions, the output of those commands is no longer JSON. When mongosh returns results, it is now in pseudo-JSON, which can no longer be parsed directly by other standard tools like jq. This makes interpreting the results needlessly complicated. In addition, error messages are not output in JSON either (simple unformatted strings in that case),…

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  2. Change mongosh to process and use arguments only up to a "--" sentinel

    Getting command line arguments into mongosh is virtually impossible.  The --eval option insists on printing the last eval expr evaluated to the console despite the --quiet switch.  Allowing a script to self parse and manage any args following the "–" sentinel using the "process.argv" array would permit the developer a wide array of choices in handling script input from a command line.

    " > mongosh mongo-options script file – arg arg... "

    Component: mongosh

    Versions: 1.4.x and up

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  3. Suggest new feature for loading scripts: loadScript and loadFolder

    For loading external script into MongoSh current session, currently we have the load() function, which is enough for the task. But I found myself using my own functions instead. So I would like to describe those as suggestion to improve MongoSh:

    loadScript()

    This function is basically has the same function with load(). But has 1 major difference: all relative paths in the script has the same base directory with the script itself, not the current MongoSh working directory.
    For example:
    - Script "D:\MyProject\src\script.js" have these references: "test.js", "../test2.js"
    - Current working dir process.cwd(): "C:\MongoSh"
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