mysqlshow


SYNOPSIS
       mysqlshow [options] [db_name [tbl_name [col_name]]]

DESCRIPTION
       The mysqlshow client can be used to quickly see which databases exist,
       their tables, or a table's columns or indexes.

       mysqlshow provides a command-line interface to several SQL SHOW
       statements. See Section 13.7.5, "SHOW Syntax". The same information can
       be obtained by using those statements directly. For example, you can
       issue them from the mysql client program.

       Invoke mysqlshow like this:

           shell> mysqlshow [options] [db_name [tbl_name [col_name]]]

       o   If no database is given, a list of database names is shown.

       o   If no table is given, all matching tables in the database are
           shown.

       o   If no column is given, all matching columns and column types in the
           table are shown.

       The output displays only the names of those databases, tables, or
       columns for which you have some privileges.

       If the last argument contains shell or SQL wildcard characters (*, ?,
       %, or _), only those names that are matched by the wildcard are shown.
       If a database name contains any underscores, those should be escaped
       with a backslash (some Unix shells require two) to get a list of the
       proper tables or columns.  * and ?  characters are converted into SQL %
       and _ wildcard characters. This might cause some confusion when you try
       to display the columns for a table with a _ in the name, because in
       this case, mysqlshow shows you only the table names that match the
       pattern. This is easily fixed by adding an extra % last on the command
       line as a separate argument.

       mysqlshow supports the following options, which can be specified on the
       command line or in the [mysqlshow] and [client] groups of an option
       file. For information about option files used by MySQL programs, see
       Section 4.2.6, "Using Option Files".

       o   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       o   --bind-address=ip_address

           On a computer having multiple network interfaces, use this option
           to select which interface to use for connecting to the MySQL
           server.

           both support compression.

       o   --count

           Show the number of rows per table. This can be slow for non-MyISAM
           tables.

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

           Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is
           d:t:o,file_name. The default is d:t:o.

       o   --debug-check

           Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       o   --debug-info

           Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics
           when the program exits.

       o   --default-character-set=charset_name

           Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 10.5,
           "Character Set Configuration".

       o   --default-auth=plugin

           A hint about the client-side authentication plugin to use. See
           Section 6.3.6, "Pluggable Authentication".

           This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --defaults-extra-file=file_name

           Read this option file after the global option file but (on Unix)
           before the user option file. If the file does not exist or is
           otherwise inaccessible, an error occurs. Before MySQL 5.5.8,
           file_name must be the full path name to the file. As of MySQL
           5.5.8, the name is interpreted relative to the current directory if
           given as a relative path name.

       o   --defaults-file=file_name

           Use only the given option file. If the file does not exist or is
           otherwise inaccessible, an error occurs. Before MySQL 5.5.8,
           file_name must be the full path name to the file. As of MySQL
           5.5.8, the name is interpreted relative to the current directory if
           given as a relative path name.

       o   --defaults-group-suffix=str

           Read not only the usual option groups, but also groups with the
           usual names and a suffix of str. For example, mysqlshow normally

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --keys, -k

           Show table indexes.

       o   --no-defaults

           Do not read any option files. If program startup fails due to
           reading unknown options from an option file, --no-defaults can be
           used to prevent them from being read.

       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, mysqlshow prompts for
           one.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
           insecure. See Section 6.1.2.1, "End-User Guidelines for Password
           Security". You can use an option file to avoid giving the password
           on the command line.

       o   --pipe, -W

           On Windows, connect to the server using a named pipe. This option
           applies only if the server supports named-pipe connections.

       o   --plugin-dir=dir_name

           The directory in which to look for plugins. Specify this option if
           the --default-auth option is used to specify an authentication
           plugin but mysqlshow does not find it. See Section 6.3.6,
           "Pluggable Authentication".

           This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

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

       o   --print-defaults

           Print the program name and all options that it gets from option
           files.

       o   --protocol={TCP|SOCKET|PIPE|MEMORY}

           The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is
           useful when the other connection parameters normally would cause a

       o   --show-table-type, -t

           Show a column indicating the table type, as in SHOW FULL TABLES.
           The type is BASE TABLE or VIEW.

       o   --socket=path, -S path

           For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use, or, on
           Windows, the name of the named pipe to use.

       o   --ssl*

           Options that begin with --ssl specify whether to connect to the
           server using SSL and indicate where to find SSL keys and
           certificates. See Section 6.4.5, "Command Options for Secure
           Connections".

       o   --status, -i

           Display extra information about each table.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

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

       o   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.
           This option can be used multiple times to increase the amount of
           information.

       o   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

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