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>] [<name of a model file or sql script>]

Options:
  --force-sw-render       Force Xlib rendering
  --force-opengl-render   Force OpenGL rendering
  --query [<connection>|<connection string>] 
                          Open a query tab and ask for connection if nothing is specified.
                          If named connection is specified it will be opened, else connection 
                          will be created based on the given connection string, which should 
                          be in form <user>@<host>:<port>
  --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
  --script <sql file>     Open the given SQL file in an connection, best in conjunction with 
                          a query parameter
  --run-script <file>     Execute Python code from a file
  --run <code>            Execute the given Python code
  --run-python <code>     Execute the given Python code
  --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
  --open <file>           Open the given file at startup (deprecated, use script, model etc.)