Installing the CQLSH standalone tool
Install the CQLSH standalone tool using a binary tarball on any Linux-based platform to use CQLSH remotely on a DataStax database cluster.
This command line shell remotely connects to a DataStax database cluster. The tool is not required to run locally on a cluster node.
cqlsh Python script that starts CQLSH requires Python 2.7+ or Python 3.6+.
Both are supported for
DataStax CQLSH License Terms. By downloading this DataStax product, you agree to the terms of the EULA.
On the DataStax Download page, click Tools > CQLSH.
If you agree with the license terms, select the CQLSH Terms checkbox, choose a compatible version, and click Tarball to download the tool.
Unpack the distribution:
tar -xzvf cqlsh-6.8.tar.gz
The files are downloaded and extracted into the current directory.