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ArangoDB Shell Output

By default, the ArangoDB shell uses a pretty printer when JSON documents are printed. This ensures documents are printed in a human-readable way:

arangosh> db._create("five")
arangosh> for (i = 0; i < 5; i++) db.five.save({value:i})
arangosh> db.five.toArray()
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While the pretty-printer produces nice looking results, it will need a lot of screen space for each document. Sometimes, a more dense output might be better. In this case, the pretty printer can be turned off using the command stop_pretty_print().

To turn on pretty printing again, use the start_pretty_print() command.