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The ArangoDB shell (arangosh) is a command-line client tool that can be used for administration of ArangoDB servers.

It offers a V8 JavaScript shell environment, in which you can use JS interfaces and modules like the db object to manage collections or run ad-hoc queries for instance, access the General Graph module or other features.

It can be used as interactive shell (REPL) as well as to execute a JavaScript string or file. It is not a general command line like PowerShell or Bash however. Commands like curl or invocations of ArangoDB programs and tools are not possible inside of this JS shell!