mysqlaccess [host_name [user_name [db_name]]] [options]

       mysqlaccess is a diagnostic tool that Yves Carlier has provided for the
       MySQL distribution. It checks the access privileges for a host name,
       user name, and database combination. Note that mysqlaccess checks
       access using only the user, db, and host tables. It does not check
       table, column, or routine privileges specified in the tables_priv,
       columns_priv, or procs_priv tables.

       Invoke mysqlaccess like this:

           shell> mysqlaccess [host_name [user_name [db_name]]] [options]

       mysqlaccess supports the following options.

       o   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       o   --brief, -b

           Generate reports in single-line tabular format.

       o   --commit

           Copy the new access privileges from the temporary tables to the
           original grant tables. The grant tables must be flushed for the new
           privileges to take effect. (For example, execute a mysqladmin
           reload command.)

       o   --copy

           Reload the temporary grant tables from original ones.

       o   --db=db_name, -d db_name

           Specify the database name.

       o   --debug=N

           Specify the debug level.  N can be an integer from 0 to 3.

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           The host name to use in the access privileges.

       o   --howto

           Display some examples that show how to use mysqlaccess.

       o   --old_server

       o   --plan

           Display suggestions and ideas for future releases.

       o   --preview

           Show the privilege differences after making changes to the
           temporary grant tables.

       o   --relnotes

           Display the release notes.

       o   --rhost=host_name, -H host_name

           Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --rollback

           Undo the most recent changes to the temporary grant tables.

       o   --spassword[=password], -P[password]

           The password to use when connecting to the server as the superuser.
           If you omit the password value following the --spassword or -p
           option on the command line, mysqlaccess prompts for one.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
           insecure. See Section, "End-User Guidelines for Password

       o   --superuser=user_name, -U user_name

           Specify the user name for connecting as the superuser.

       o   --table, -t

           Generate reports in table format.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

           The user name to use in the access privileges.

       o   --version, -v

           Display version information and exit.

       If your MySQL distribution is installed in some nonstandard location,
       you must change the location where mysqlaccess expects to find the
       mysql client. Edit the mysqlaccess script at approximately line 18.
       Search for a line that looks like this:

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