From the project home page:
- SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.
From: SQLite Features
- Transactions are atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable even after system crashes and power failures.
- Zero-configuration - no setup or administration needed.
- Implements most of SQL92.
- A complete database is stored in a single cross-platform disk file.
- Supports terabyte-sized databases and gigabyte-sized strings and blobs.
- Small code footprint: less than 325KiB fully configured or less than 190KiB with optional features omitted.
- Faster than popular client/server database engines for most common operations.
- Simple, easy to use API.
- Written in ANSI-C. TCL bindings included. Bindings for dozens of other languages available separately.
- Well-commented source code with 100% branch test coverage.
- Available as a single ANSI-C source-code file that you can easily drop into another project.
- Self-contained: no external dependencies.
- Cross-platform: Unix (Linux and Mac OS X), OS/2, and Windows (Win32 and WinCE) are supported out of the box. Easy to port to other systems.
- Sources are in the public domain. Use for any purpose.
- Comes with a standalone command-line interface (CLI) client that can be used to administer SQLite databases.
Related packages are:
- - most of the static HTML files that comprise this website, including all of the SQL Syntax and the C/C++ interface specs and other miscellaneous documentation
- - sqlite3 module for PHP (don't forget to enable it in /etc/php/php.ini)
- - Gambas2 Sqlite3 database access component
- - The best developer's and/or admin's GUI tool for Sqlite3 in the world
Using sqlite3 command line shell
The SQLite library includes a simple command-line utility named sqlite3 that allows the user to manually enter and execute SQL commands against an SQLite database.
Create a database
sqlite> create table tblone(one varchar(10), two smallint);
sqlite> insert into tblone values('helloworld',20); sqlite> insert into tblone values('archlinux', 30);
sqlite> select * from tblone; helloworld|20 rchlinux|30
See the sqlite docs.
Using sqlite in shell script
See forum post.