vendredi 16 juin 2023

Quick setup: MongoDB on macOS with Homebrew

On macOS, we can quickly setup a MongoDB server with the following CLI commands.


Install and launch MongoDB

In your terminal:
brew install mongodb-community

Then start it with:
brew services start mongodb-community

brew services list should now list your running mongodb service.

Explore the MongoDB Shell

You can get a shell to interact with your database server with the command mongosh. It will connect to the default location of, port 27017. The help command will get you started.

show databases # list available databases
use <database_name> # switch to database_name
show collections # list all collections in db
db.<collection_name>.find() # list all items in collection

When you're done exploring, you can stop the service with brew services stop mongodb-community.