4.2 Starting MySQL Workbench

4.2.1 Installing MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.2 Launching MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.3 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Windows
4.2.4 Installing MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.5 Launching MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.6 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Linux
4.2.7 Installing MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X
4.2.8 Launching MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X
4.2.9 Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Mac OS X

The procedure for launching MySQL Workbench depends on the platform. Generally, there are two ways to launch MySQL Workbench: either from the command line or from the graphical user interface of the host operating system. Using the command-line launching facility is useful when you want to customize some aspects of the way MySQL Workbench operates. The following sections describe how to launch MySQL Workbench for each of the supported platforms.

In addition to platform-specific command-line options, MySQL Workbench has the following command-line options:

Note

On Microsoft Windows, the command-line options contain one leading dash instead of two. For example, use -log-level for Microsoft Windows and --log-level for Linux and Mac OS X.