The firebird database originated from Borland’s release of the InterBase source code. On Ubuntu it can be installed as:
wajig install firebird3.0-server
$ sudo isql-fb SQL> CONNECT 'clinc.fdb' USER 'kayon' PASSWORD 'mysecret';
TODO Why does this need top be run as sudo?
Setup a sample database:
zcat /usr/share/doc/firebird3.0-examples/examples/employee.sql.gz | sudo isql-fb -b -user sysdba -q
Connect to the database:
sudo isql-fb -user sysdba employee.fdb
Database: employee.fdb, User: SYSDBA SQL>
Select the data from the table:
SQL> select * from employee; EMP_NO FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME PHONE_EXT ... ======= =============== ==================== ========= ... 2 Robert Nelson 250 ... 4 Bruce Young 233 ... 5 Kim Lambert 22 ... 8 Leslie Johnson 410 ... 9 Phil Forest 229 ... 11 K. J. Weston 34 ... 12 Terri Lee 256 ... 14 Stewart Hall 227 ... 15 Katherine Young 231 ... 20 Chris Papadopoulos 887 ... ...
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