MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 7.3-7.4 Reference Guide

4.5.1.1 mysql Client Options

mysql supports the following options, which can be specified on the command line or in the [mysql] and [client] groups of an option file. For information about option files used by MySQL programs, see Section 4.2.2.2, “Using Option Files”.

Table 4.10 mysql Client Options

Option Name Description Introduced
--auto-rehash Enable automatic rehashing
--auto-vertical-output Enable automatic vertical result set display
--batch Do not use history file
--binary-as-hex Display binary values in hexadecimal notation 5.6.37
--binary-mode Disable \r\n - to - \n translation and treatment of \0 as end-of-query 5.6.3
--bind-address Use specified network interface to connect to MySQL Server 5.6.1
--character-sets-dir Directory where character sets are installed
--column-names Write column names in results
--column-type-info Display result set metadata
--comments Whether to retain or strip comments in statements sent to the server
--compress Compress all information sent between client and server
--connect-expired-password Indicate to server that client can handle expired-password sandbox mode. 5.6.12
--connect-timeout Number of seconds before connection timeout
--database The database to use
--debug Write debugging log; supported only if MySQL was built with debugging support
--debug-check Print debugging information when program exits
--debug-info Print debugging information, memory, and CPU statistics when program exits
--default-auth Authentication plugin to use
--default-character-set Specify default character set
--defaults-extra-file Read named option file in addition to usual option files
--defaults-file Read only named option file
--defaults-group-suffix Option group suffix value
--delimiter Set the statement delimiter
--enable-cleartext-plugin Enable cleartext authentication plugin 5.6.7
--execute Execute the statement and quit
--force Continue even if an SQL error occurs
--help Display help message and exit
--histignore Patterns specifying which statements to ignore for logging 5.6.8
--host Host on which MySQL server is located
--html Produce HTML output
--ignore-spaces Ignore spaces after function names
--init-command SQL statement to execute after connecting
--line-numbers Write line numbers for errors
--local-infile Enable or disable for LOCAL capability for LOAD DATA
--login-path Read login path options from .mylogin.cnf 5.6.6
--max-allowed-packet Maximum packet length to send to or receive from server
--max-join-size The automatic limit for rows in a join when using --safe-updates
--named-commands Enable named mysql commands
--net-buffer-length Buffer size for TCP/IP and socket communication
--no-auto-rehash Disable automatic rehashing
--no-beep Do not beep when errors occur
--no-defaults Read no option files
--one-database Ignore statements except those for the default database named on the command line
--pager Use the given command for paging query output
--password Password to use when connecting to server
--pipe Connect to server using named pipe (Windows only)
--plugin-dir Directory where plugins are installed
--port TCP/IP port number for connection
--print-defaults Print default options
--prompt Set the prompt to the specified format
--protocol Connection protocol to use
--quick Do not cache each query result
--raw Write column values without escape conversion
--reconnect If the connection to the server is lost, automatically try to reconnect
--i-am-a-dummy, --safe-updates Allow only UPDATE and DELETE statements that specify key values
--secure-auth Do not send passwords to server in old (pre-4.1) format
--select-limit The automatic limit for SELECT statements when using --safe-updates
--server-public-key-path Path name to file containing RSA public key 5.6.6
--shared-memory-base-name Name of shared memory to use for shared-memory connections
--show-warnings Show warnings after each statement if there are any
--sigint-ignore Ignore SIGINT signals (typically the result of typing Control+C)
--silent Silent mode
--skip-auto-rehash Disable automatic rehashing
--skip-column-names Do not write column names in results
--skip-line-numbers Skip line numbers for errors
--skip-named-commands Disable named mysql commands
--skip-pager Disable paging
--skip-reconnect Disable reconnecting
--socket Unix socket file or Windows named pipe to use
--ssl Enable connection encryption
--ssl-ca File that contains list of trusted SSL Certificate Authorities
--ssl-capath Directory that contains trusted SSL Certificate Authority certificate files
--ssl-cert File that contains X.509 certificate
--ssl-cipher Permissible ciphers for connection encryption
--ssl-crl File that contains certificate revocation lists 5.6.3
--ssl-crlpath Directory that contains certificate revocation-list files 5.6.3
--ssl-key File that contains X.509 key
--ssl-mode Desired security state of connection to server 5.6.30
--ssl-verify-server-cert Verify host name against server certificate Common Name identity
--table Display output in tabular format
--tee Append a copy of output to named file
--unbuffered Flush the buffer after each query
--user MySQL user name to use when connecting to server
--verbose Verbose mode
--version Display version information and exit
--vertical Print query output rows vertically (one line per column value)
--wait If the connection cannot be established, wait and retry instead of aborting
--xml Produce XML output