Cassandra CQLsh stands for Cassandra CQL shell. CQLsh specifies how to use Cassandra commands. After installation, Cassandra provides a prompt Cassandra query language shell (cqlsh). It facilitates users to communicate with it.
Cassandra commands are executed on CQLsh. It looks like this:
CQLsh provides a lot of options which you can see in the following table:
|This command is used to show help topics about the options of CQLsh commands.
|it is used to see the version of the CQLsh you are using.
|it is used for colored output.
|It shows additional debugging information.
|It is used to direct the shell to accept and execute a CQL command.
|file= “file name”
|By using this option, cassandra executes the command in the given file and exits.
|It directs cassandra not to use colored output.
|Using this option, you can authenticate a user. The default user name is: cassandra.
|Using this option, you can authenticate a user with a password. The default password is: cassandra.