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mysql_client_test (1)


mysql_client_test - test client API mysql_client_test_embedded - test client API for embedded server


mysql_client_test [options] [test_name] ...

mysql_client_test_embedded [options] [test_name] ...


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     mysql_client_test - test client API
     mysql_client_test_embedded - test client API for embedded

     mysql_client_test [options] [test_name] ...

     mysql_client_test_embedded [options] [test_name] ...

     The mysql_client_test program is used for testing aspects of
     the MySQL client API that cannot be tested using mysqltest
     and its test language.  mysql_client_test_embedded is
     similar but used for testing the embedded server. Both
     programs are run as part of the test suite.

     The source code for the programs can be found in in
     tests/mysql_client_test.c in a source distribution. The
     program serves as a good source of examples illustrating how
     to use various features of the client API.

     mysql_client_test is used in a test by the same name in the
     main tests suite of but may also be run
     directly. Unlike the other programs listed here, it does not
     read an external description of what tests to run. Instead,
     all tests are coded into the program, which is written to
     cover all aspects of the C language API.

     mysql_client_test supports the following options:

     o   --help, -?

         Display a help message and exit.

     o   --basedir=dir_name, -b dir_name

         The base directory for the tests.

     o   --count=count, -t count

         The number of times to execute the tests.

     o   --database=db_name, -D db_name

         The database to use.

     o   --debug[=debug_options], -#[debug_options]

         Write a debugging log if MySQL is built with debugging
         support. The default debug_options value is

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     o   --getopt-ll-test=option, -g option

         Option to use for testing bugs in the getopt library.

     o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

         Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

     o   --password[=password], -p[password]

         The password to use when connecting to the server. If
         you use the short option form (-p), you cannot have a
         space between the option and the password. If you omit
         the password value following the --password or -p option
         on the command line, you are prompted for one.

     o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

         The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

     o   --server-arg=arg, -A arg

         Argument to send to the embedded server.

     o   --show-tests, -T

         Show all test names.

     o   --silent, -s

         Be more silent.

     o   --socket=path, -S path

         The socket file to use when connecting to localhost
         (which is the default host).

     o   --testcase, -c

         The option is used when called from,
         so that mysql_client_test may optionally behave in a
         different way than if called manually, for example by
         skipping some tests. Currently, there is no difference
         in behavior but the option is included to make this

     o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

         The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the

     o   -v dir_name, --vardir=dir_name

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         The data directory for tests. The default is

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