This page is part of the [[Getting Started]] Section.
BaseX offers a standalone console mode from which all [[Commands|database commands]] can be executed. The article on the [[Database Server]] provides numerous examples for running commands in the console mode (note that the GUI does ''not'' interact with the client/server architecture).
First of all, please launch a '''standalone''' version of BaseX: double click on the '''BaseX''' icon, or run the <code>basex</code> script. [[Startup#Standalone|Follow this link]] for more information (or check out the additional [[Command-Line Options#Standalone|command-line options]]).
==Working with the BaseX Console== After the BaseX Console has been started, the <code>HELP</code> command can be used to to list all [[Commands|database commands]]. Multiple commands can be separated by semicolons.
To evaluate commands without entering the console mode, you can use the <code>-c</code> option on the command line: <pre> basex -Vc "CREATE DB input <example/>; XQUERY /"
Database 'input' created in 124. 95 ms. <example/>
Parsing: 0. 42 ms Compiling: 9. 3 ms Evaluating: 0.35 ms Printing: 5. 53 ms Total Time: 15.62 ms
Hit(s): 1 Item Updated: 0 Items Printed: 10 Bytes
Query executed in 15.62 ms. </pre>
All available command-line options can be found [[ Command-Line Options#BaseX Standalone|here]].
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