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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] ...


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 test/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 supports the following options:

--help, -?

Display a help message and exit.

-b dir_name, --basedir=dir_name

The base directory for the tests.

-t count, --count=count

The number of times to execute the tests.

--database=db_name, -D db_name

The database to use.

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

Write a debugging log if MySQL is built with debugging support. The default debug_options value is 'd:t:o,/tmp/mysql_client_test.trace'.

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

Option to use for testing bugs in the getopt library.

--host=host_name, -h host_name

Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

--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.

--port=port_num, -P port_num

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

-A arg, --server-arg=arg

Argument to send to the embedded server.

-T, --show-tests

Show all test names.

--silent, -s

Be more silent.

--socket=path, -S path

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

-c, --testcase

The option may disable some code when run as a test case.

--user=user_name, -u user_name

The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

-v dir_name, --vardir=dir_name

The data directory for tests. The default is mysql-test/var.



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Time: 15:26:16 GMT, June 11, 2010

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