termdbms: A TUI for viewing and editing databases, written in Go

Database Support


made with modernc.org/sqlite, charmbracelet/bubbletea, and charmbracelet/lipgloss

Works with keyboard:

Keyboard Control

… And mouse!

Mouse Control


  • Run SQL queries and display results
  • Add/remove rows/columns/cells
  • Rename anything
  • Filter tables by fuzzy search
  • MySQL/ PostgreSQL support
  • Better editing
  • No-style mode for terminal emulators that don’t support ANSI / low power machines.
  • Support for 32-bit machines.

How To Build


GOOS=linux GOARCH=amd64 go build

ARM (runs kind of slow depending on the specs of the system)

GOOS=linux GOARCH=arm GOARM=7 go build


GOOS=windows GOARCH=amd64 go build


GOOS=darwin GOARCH=amd64 go build

Terminal settings

Whatever terminal emulator used should support ANSI escape sequences. If there is an option for 256 color mode, enable it.

Known Issues

  • The headers wig out sometimes in selection mode
  • Possible race conditions with getting data initialized, only happens when debugging?
  • Serializing a numeric string change (like “1234”) sometimes appends a decimal at the end, even though go recognizes it as a string when serializing. This is likely a bug at the database driver level, or I am not good at this.


-p	database path (absolute)
-h	prints this message



Scroll up + down to navigate table
Move cursor to select cells for full screen viewing


[WASD] to move around cells
[ENTER] to select selected cell for full screen view
[UP/K and DOWN/J] to navigate schemas
[LEFT/H and RIGHT/L] to navigate columns if there are more than the screen allows.
    Also to control the cursor of the text editor in edit mode.
[M(scroll up) and N(scroll down)] to scroll manually
[Q or CTRL+C] to quit program
[B] to toggle borders!
[C] to expand column
[P] in selection mode to write cell to file
[ESC] to exit full screen view, or to enter edit mode

EDIT MODE (cosmetic until serialization is working)

[ESC] to enter edit mode with no pre-loaded text input from selection
When a cell is selected, press [:] to enter edit mode with selection pre-loaded
The text field in the header will be populated with the selected cells text. Modifications can be made freely.
[ESC] to clear text field in edit mode
[ENTER] to save text. Anything besides one of the reserved strings below will overwrite the current cell.
[R] to redo actions, if applicable.
[U] to undo actions, if applicable.
[:q] to exit edit mode
[:s] to save database to a new file
[:s!] to overwrite original database file
[:h] to display help text