2.4.2 Launching

After MySQL Workbench has been installed, it can be launched by selecting Applications, Programming, MySQL Workbench from the main menu.

MySQL Workbench can also be launched from the command line on Linux. Type the command:

shell> /usr/bin/mysql-workbench --help

This will display the available command-line options:

mysql-workbench [<options>] [<model file>]
  --force-sw-render      Force Xlib rendering
  --force-opengl-render  Force OpenGL rendering
  --query [<connection>] Open a query tab to the named connection or prompt for it if none given
  --admin <instance>     Open a administration tab to the named instance
  --upgrade-mysql-dbs    Open a migration wizard tab
  --model <model file>   Open the given EER model file
  --open <file>          Open the given file at startup
  --run <script>         Execute the given code in default language for GRT shell
  --run-python <script>  Execute the given code in Python
  --run-lua <script>     Execute the given code in Lua
  --migration            Open the Migration Wizard tab
  --quit-when-done       Quit Workbench when the script is done
  --log-to-stderr        Also log to stderr
  --help, -h             Show command line options and exit
  --log-level=<level>    Valid levels are: error, warning, info, debug1, debug2, debug3
  --verbose, -v          Enable diagnostics output
  --version              Show Workbench version number and exit