mysql_client_test(1) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       mariadb-client-test - test client API (mysql_client_test is now a
       symlink to mariadb-client-test)
       mariadb-client-test-embedded - test client API for embedded
       server (mysql_client_test_embedded is now a symlink to mariadb-

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_client_test [options] [test_name] ...

       mysql_client_test_embedded [options] [test_name] ...

DESCRIPTION         top

       The mysql_client_test program is used for testing aspects of the
       MariaDB 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:

       •   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --basedir=dir_name, -b dir_name

           The base directory for the tests.

       •   --count=count, -t 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 MariaDB is built with debugging
           support. The default debug_options value is

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

           Option to use for testing bugs in the getopt library.

       •   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           Connect to the MariaDB 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.

       •   --server-arg=arg, -A arg

           Argument to send to the embedded server.

       •   --show-tests, -T

           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).

       •   --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 in order to make this possible.

       •   --user=user_name, -u user_name

           The MariaDB 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.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates, 2010-2020
       MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it
       and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public
       License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2
       of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be
       useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
       along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
       02110-1335 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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