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SQLite is a C library that implements an SQL database engine. A large subset of SQL92 is supported. A complete database is stored in a single disk file. The package has a small memory footprint (less than 25K lines of C code). Its C/C++ interface is extremely simple, requiring only three functions and one opaque structure. Applications can take advantage of the power and flexiblity of an SQL database without the administrative hassles of supporting a separate database server. By omitting the client-server interaction overhead and writing directly to disk, SQLite is faster than the big database servers for most operations. The distribution also includes a command-line tool for interacting with SQLite databases and SQLite bindings for Tcl/Tk.


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Download version 3.2.1 (stable)
released on 29 March 2005


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