Bug #26229 Allow "ls" as alias for "SHOW TABLES" or "SHOW DATABASES".
Submitted: 9 Feb 2007 15:59 Modified: 9 Feb 2007 16:38
Reporter: Derick Rethans Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Command-line Clients Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:- OS:-
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: ls, show databases, show tables
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[9 Feb 2007 15:59] Derick Rethans
Description:
I often find myself typing "ls" as soon as I start up the mysql command line client. Obviously that doesn't work, but I think it would make sense to have it act as "SHOW DATABASES" when no database has been selected yet, and "SHOW TABLES" if a database has been selected already. Saves typing and I presume I am not the only one making this "mistake".

How to repeat:
No bug, it's a feature request...
[15 Oct 2010 15:43] Carlos Sanchez
I would also like to see this feature. I really hate typing and 'show databases;' is a much longer sentence than just 'ls;' would be. Ty in adv for considering.