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MYSQLSHOW(1)		     MySQL Database System		  MYSQLSHOW(1)

NAME
       mysqlshow - display database, table, and	column information

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 Statements". 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 4.2.2.2,	"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.

       o   --character-sets-dir=dir_name

	   The directory where character sets are installed. See
	   Section 10.15, "Character Set Configuration".

       o   --compress, -C

	   Compress all	information sent between the client and	the server if
	   possible. See Section 4.2.5,	"Connection Compression	Control".

       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.

	   This	option is available only if MySQL was built using WITH_DEBUG.
	   MySQL release binaries provided by Oracle are not built using this
	   option.

       o   --debug-check

	   Print some debugging	information when the program exits.

	   This	option is available only if MySQL was built using WITH_DEBUG.
	   MySQL release binaries provided by Oracle are not built using this
	   option.

       o   --debug-info

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

	   This	option is available only if MySQL was built using WITH_DEBUG.
	   MySQL release binaries provided by Oracle are not built using this
	   option.

       o   --default-character-set=charset_name

	   Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 10.15,
	   "Character Set Configuration".

       o   --default-auth=plugin

	   A hint about	which client-side authentication plugin	to use.	See
	   Section 6.2.13, "Pluggable Authentication".

       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.  file_name is interpreted
	   relative to the current directory if	given as a relative path name
	   rather than a full path name.

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

       o   --defaults-file=file_name

	   Use only the	given option file. If the file does not	exist or is
	   otherwise inaccessible, an error occurs.  file_name is interpreted
	   relative to the current directory if	given as a relative path name
	   rather than a full path name.

	   Exception: Even with	--defaults-file, client	programs read
	   .mylogin.cnf.

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

       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
	   reads the [client] and [mysqlshow] groups. If the
	   --defaults-group-suffix=_other option is given, mysqlshow also
	   reads the [client_other] and	[mysqlshow_other] groups.

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

       o   --enable-cleartext-plugin

	   Enable the mysql_clear_password cleartext authentication plugin.
	   (See	Section	6.4.1.6, "Client-Side Cleartext	Pluggable
	   Authentication".)

	   This	option was added in MySQL 5.7.10.

       o   --get-server-public-key

	   Request from	the server the RSA public key that it uses for key
	   pair-based password exchange. This option applies to	clients	that
	   connect to the server using an account that authenticates with the
	   caching_sha2_password authentication	plugin.	For connections	by
	   such	accounts, the server does not send the public key to the
	   client unless requested. The	option is ignored for accounts that do
	   not authenticate with that plugin. It is also ignored if RSA-based
	   password exchange is	not needed, as is the case when	the client
	   connects to the server using	a secure connection.

	   If --server-public-key-path=file_name is given and specifies	a
	   valid public	key file, it takes precedence over
	   --get-server-public-key.

	   For information about the caching_sha2_password plugin, see
	   Section 6.4.1.4, "Caching SHA-2 Pluggable Authentication".

	   The --get-server-public-key option was added	in MySQL 5.7.23.

       o   --host=host_name, -h	host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL	server on the given host.

       o   --keys, -k

	   Show	table indexes.

       o   --login-path=name

	   Read	options	from the named login path in the .mylogin.cnf login
	   path	file. A	"login path" is	an option group	containing options
	   that	specify	which MySQL server to connect to and which account to
	   authenticate	as. To create or modify	a login	path file, use the
	   mysql_config_editor utility.	See mysql_config_editor(1).

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

       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.

	   The exception is that the .mylogin.cnf file,	if it exists, is read
	   in all cases. This permits passwords	to be specified	in a safer way
	   than	on the command line even when --no-defaults is used.
	   (.mylogin.cnf is created by the mysql_config_editor utility.	See
	   mysql_config_editor(1).)

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

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

	   The password	of the MySQL account used for connecting to the
	   server. The password	value is optional. If not given, mysqlshow
	   prompts for one. If given, there must be no space between
	   --password= or -p and the password following	it. If no password
	   option is specified,	the default is to send no password.

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

	   To explicitly specify that there is no password and that mysqlshow
	   should not prompt for one, use the --skip-password option.

       o   --pipe, -W

	   On Windows, connect to the server using a named pipe. This option
	   applies only	if the server was started with the named_pipe system
	   variable enabled to support named-pipe connections. In addition,
	   the user making the connection must be a member of the Windows
	   group specified by the named_pipe_full_access_group system
	   variable.

       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 6.2.13,
	   "Pluggable Authentication".

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

	   For TCP/IP connections, the port number to use.

       o   --print-defaults

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

	   For additional information about this and other option-file
	   options, see	Section	4.2.2.3, "Command-Line Options that Affect
	   Option-File Handling".

       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	result in use
	   of a	protocol other than the	one you	want. For details on the
	   permissible values, see Section 4.2.4, "Connecting to the MySQL
	   Server Using	Command	Options".

       o   --secure-auth

	   Do not send passwords to the	server in old (pre-4.1)	format.	This
	   prevents connections	except for servers that	use the	newer password
	   format.

	   As of MySQL 5.7.5, this option is deprecated	and will be removed in
	   a future MySQL release. It is always	enabled	and attempting to
	   disable it (--skip-secure-auth, --secure-auth=0) produces an	error.
	   Before MySQL	5.7.5, this option is enabled by default but can be
	   disabled.

	       Note
	       Passwords that use the pre-4.1 hashing method are less secure
	       than passwords that use the native password hashing method and
	       should be avoided. Pre-4.1 passwords are	deprecated and support
	       for them	was removed in MySQL 5.7.5. For	account	upgrade
	       instructions, see Section 6.4.1.3, "Migrating Away from Pre-4.1
	       Password	Hashing	and the	mysql_old_password Plugin".

       o   --server-public-key-path=file_name

	   The path name to a file containing a	client-side copy of the	public
	   key required	by the server for RSA key pair-based password
	   exchange. The file must be in PEM format. This option applies to
	   clients that	authenticate with the sha256_password or
	   caching_sha2_password authentication	plugin.	This option is ignored
	   for accounts	that do	not authenticate with one of those plugins. It
	   is also ignored if RSA-based	password exchange is not used, as is
	   the case when the client connects to	the server using a secure
	   connection.

	   If --server-public-key-path=file_name is given and specifies	a
	   valid public	key file, it takes precedence over
	   --get-server-public-key.

	   For sha256_password,	this option applies only if MySQL was built
	   using OpenSSL.

	   For information about the sha256_password and caching_sha2_password
	   plugins, see	Section	6.4.1.5, "SHA-256 Pluggable Authentication",
	   and Section 6.4.1.4,	"Caching SHA-2 Pluggable Authentication".

	   The --server-public-key-path	option was added in MySQL 5.7.23.

       o   --shared-memory-base-name=name

	   On Windows, the shared-memory name to use for connections made
	   using shared	memory to a local server. The default value is MYSQL.
	   The shared-memory name is case-sensitive.

	   This	option applies only if the server was started with the
	   shared_memory system	variable enabled to support shared-memory
	   connections.

       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.

	   On Windows, this option applies only	if the server was started with
	   the named_pipe system variable enabled to support named-pipe
	   connections.	In addition, the user making the connection must be a
	   member of the Windows group specified by the
	   named_pipe_full_access_group	system variable.

       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 the section called	"Command Options for Encrypted
	   Connections".

       o   --status, -i

	   Display extra information about each	table.

       o   --tls-version=protocol_list

	   The permissible TLS protocols for encrypted connections. The	value
	   is a	list of	one or more comma-separated protocol names. The
	   protocols that can be named for this	option depend on the SSL
	   library used	to compile MySQL. For details, see Section 6.3.2,
	   "Encrypted Connection TLS Protocols and Ciphers".

	   This	option was added in MySQL 5.7.10.

       o   --user=user_name, -u	user_name

	   The user name of the	MySQL account to use for 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.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1997, 2020, Oracle	and/or its affiliates. All rights
       reserved.

       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.

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       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A	PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See	the GNU
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       http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO
       For more	information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which
       may already be installed	locally	and which is also available online at
       http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR
       Oracle Corporation (http://dev.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.7			  03/23/2020			  MYSQLSHOW(1)

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