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basexgui(1) The XML Database basexgui(1)


basexgui - XML database system and XPath/XQuery processor (graphical mode)


basexgui [-d] [file]


A short description of option can be obtained from

$ basexgui -h
or by browsing


basexgui starts a standalone locally running instance of the BaseX database system.

In addition to the main database functionality of basex(1), the graphical mode offers innovative graphical frontends to visualize XML data. An advanced embedded XQuery Editor is coupled to the visualizations, providing instant result feedback.

XML and XQuery files can be passed on as parameters. If an XML file is passed, a database instance is created from this file. If an XQuery file is passed on, it is opened in the XQuery editor.


basex(1), basexserver(1), basexclient(1)

.basexhome can be created by a user to mark a folder as home directory.
.basex BaseX (standalone and server) properties
.basexgui BaseX additional GUI properties
.basexhistory contains commands that have been typed in most recently.
${basexhome}/data Default database directory
${basexhome}/data/.logs Server logs
${basexhome}/repo Package repository
BaseX Documentation Wiki:


BaseX started as a research project of the Database and Information Systems Group (DBIS) at the University of Konstanz in 2005 and soon turned into a feature-rich open source XML database and XPath/XQuery processor.


New (3-clause) BSD License


BaseX is primarily developed by Christian Gruen <> with the help of various contributors <>

The man page was written by Alexander Holupirek <> while packaging BaseX for Debian GNU/Linux.

19 April 2022