2.9. Command Line Interface#
The Presto CLI provides a terminal-based, interactive shell for running queries. The CLI is a self-executing JAR file, which means it acts like a normal UNIX executable.
Download presto-cli-332-executable.jar, rename it to
make it executable with
chmod +x, then run it:
./presto --server localhost:8080 --catalog hive --schema default
Run the CLI with the
--help option to see the available options.
By default, the results of queries are paginated using the
which is configured with a carefully selected set of options. This behavior
can be overridden by setting the environment variable
PRESTO_PAGER to the
name of a different program such as
more, or set it to an empty value
to completely disable pagination.