chive  1.3.1
About: Chive is a web-based database management tool (no longer actively developed nor maintained).
  Fossies Dox: chive_1.3.1.tar.gz  ("inofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

chive Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies
  4. chive_1.3.1.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).


Chive is a modern Open-Source MySQL Data Management tool. With it's fast and elaborate user interface it is getting very popular especially by web engineers. Chive was created because of an disaffection with existing tools. They usually were hard to handle and very time-consuming while the daily use of an web engineer.

The first version of chive was shipped in Oktober 2009. Since that, the project is moving forward in various directions:

  • Improving features to provide even better user experience
  • Implementing missing functionality
  • Fixing Bugs and improving stability

Installation on Linux

If you are using Linux, there is a very simple way to install Chive. Just run the following command in your terminal window to download and extract Chive:

wget -O -|tar -xzp

This command will download the latest version of Chive and extract it into a directory named "chive". All relevant file/directory privileges are stored in the tarball.


Chive is sponsored by Fusonic (


Chive is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v3.