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I know how to list all collections in a particular database, but how do I list all available databases in MongoDB shell?

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There are many ways of listing all the databases in the MongoDB console:-

  • So the first thing you can use the command show dbs.

For MongoDB shell version 3.0.5 insert the following command in the shell:


or alternatively:


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For database list:

show databases

show dbs

And for table/collection list:

show collections

show tables


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