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       pycassaShell - interactive Cassandra python shell


       pycassaShell [OPTIONS]


       pycassaShell  is  an  interactive  Cassandra  python  shell.  It  is  useful for exploring
       Cassandra, especially for those who are just beginning.

       It is recommended that you have IPython, an enhanced interactive python shell,  installed.
       pycassaShell  will  invoke  ipython  underneath  to  provide  extra functionality if it is
       installed. However, it will still work without it.

       When pycassaShell starts, it creates a  ColumnFamily  object  for  every  existing  column
       family in your Cassandra cluster and prints the names of the objects. You can use these to
       insert and retrieve data easily from Cassandra.

       pycassaShell acts similarly to the standard Python (or IPython) REPL. To use, enter Python
       expressions at the prompt and hit Enter to see the results.


       -h, --help
              Show a help message and exit

       -k KEYSPACE, --keyspace=KEYSPACE
              Name of the Cassandra keyspace to which pycassaShell should attach

       -H HOST, --host=HOST
              Hostname of a Cassandra node

       -p PORT, --port=PORT
              Thrift port number for that Cassandra node

       -u USER, --user=USER
              Username (for simple auth)

       -P PASSWD, --passwd=PASSWD
              Password (for simple auth)

       -S, --streaming
              Use streaming transport (for Cassandra 0.6.x and below)

       -F, --framed
              Use  framed  transport  (for  Cassandra  0.7.x  and  above).  This  is  the default

       -f FILE, --file=FILE
              Run a script after startup


       For  more  information  on  the  interactive  Python/IPython  prompt,  see  python(1)   or

       For  more  information  on  the  extra  Pycassa objects made available in the pycassaShell
       environment, see /usr/share/doc/pycassa-doc/manual/pycassa_shell.html in  the  pycassa-doc


       Tyler Hobbs <>

                                            June 2011                             pycassaShell(1)