The official documentation has moved to http://docs.couchdb.org — The transition is not 100% complete, but http://docs.couchdb.org should be seen as having the latest info. In some cases, the wiki still has some more or older info on certain topics inside CouchDB.
A handy list of all the key CouchDB URI templates.
Databases and Documents
To see a listing of databases:
To see some basic information about a database:
To see all a listing of the data documents in a database:
To see a document:
To download a file attachment:
Design Documents and Views
To see a design document:
To query a view.
NOTE: Apparently the structure depends on the version #. In 0.8.1 the above doesn't work, but the below works: -- JohnWarden
To query a temporary ("slow") view (with the custom view function in the body of the request):
To format a document through a "show" template:
To format a view through a "list" template:
View Query Syntax
The most common query parameters for accessing views are:
?limit=max rows to return
?skip=number of rows to skip
For the full query syntax, see the HTTP_view_API.