What is Mongo Shell?
What is mongo Shell?
Mongo shell is a command line interface between user and database. You can connect to your MongoDB server using this shell and manage your databases and collections. You can also perform the administrative tasks on MongoDB.
Connect to MongoDB Shell
Type mongo on your system terminal. It will automatically connect to your local MongoDB server running on port 27017.
mongo MongoDB shell version v3.4.4 connecting to: mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017 MongoDB server version: 3.4.4 >
You need to specify the hostname to connect remote database. Also, specify port if MongoDB is running on different port.
> mongo --host 10.10.8.1 --port 27017 MongoDB shell version: 2.6.4 connecting to: 10.10.8.1:27017/test
Exit the mongo Shell
Use quit() function or press CTRL+C to quit from mongo shell.
Working with MongoDB Shell
The ongoing tutorial is based on mongo shell. Let’s do some basic tasks with mongo shell. Open mongo shell as shown in above commands and run following commands.
> 22 + 10 ## Output: 22 > 22 * 10 ## Output: 220
> i=22 ## Output: 22 > j=10 ## Output: 220 > i * j ## Output: 220