I had recently written a post on Executing a Stored Procedure using SQLCMD. A user commented back asking if it was possible to print a list of databases in the current instance using SQLCMD. The answer is that it is very much possible and easy using the sp_databases system stored procedure. Here’s the query to do so:
sqlcmd -S <ComputerName>\<InstanceName> –Q “sp_databases”
On my computer, I used the following command
sqlcmd -S SUPROTIM-PC -Q "sp_databases"
and got the following output