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I'd like to add a couple of command-line arguments to my Django's ./manage.py dbshell command, and I can't figure out how.

In specific I'd like to add -A to prevent MySQL from scanning every table and every column, and --prompt=LOCAL: since I frequently keep multiple shells open.

I can't figure out how to do this! I'm only idea is to create my own "mysql" command in /usr/local/bin and have it be a wrapper for mysql with my own flags. But I'd really like to avoid doing that.

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No, there is no direct way to do this.

You need to modify the code django/db/backends/mysql/client.py. Don't worry, it is eay.

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    this reads more like a comment, see How to Answer
    – gnat
    May 21 '15 at 4:53
  • "No, it cannot be done" is very much an answer. And it even explains how to achieve it. Upvoted. Jul 2 '15 at 18:59

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