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MYSQLTEST(1)		     MySQL Database System		  MYSQLTEST(1)

       mysqltest - program to run test cases
       mysqltest_embedded - program to run embedded test cases

       mysqltest [options] [db_name]

       mysqltest_embedded [options] [db_name]

       The mysqltest program runs a test case against a	MySQL server and
       optionally compares the output with a result file. This program reads
       input written in	a special test language. Typically, you	invoke
       mysqltest using rather	than invoking it directly.

       mysqltest_embedded is similar but is built with support for the
       libmysqld embedded server.

       Features	of mysqltest:

       o   Can send SQL	statements to MySQL servers for	execution

       o   Can execute external	shell commands

       o   Can test whether the	result from an SQL statement or	shell command
	   is as expected

       o   Can connect to one or more standalone mysqld	servers	and switch
	   between connections

       o   Can connect to an embedded server (libmysqld), if MySQL is compiled
	   with	support	for libmysqld. (In this	case, the executable is	named
	   mysqltest_embedded rather than mysqltest.)

       By default, mysqltest reads the test case on the	standard input.	To run
       mysqltest this way, you normally	invoke it like this:

	   shell> mysqltest [options] [db_name]	< test_file

       You can also name the test case file with a --test-file=file_name

       The exit	value from mysqltest is	0 for success, 1 for failure, and 62
       if it skips the test case (for example, if after	checking some
       preconditions it	decides	not to run the test).

       mysqltest supports the following	options:

       o   --help, -?

	   Display a help message and exit.

       o   --basedir=dir_name, -b dir_name

	   The base directory for tests.

       o   --character-sets-dir=path

	   The directory where character sets are installed.

       o   --compress, -C

	   Compress all	information sent between the client and	the server if
	   both	support	compression.

       o   --cursor-protocol

	   Use cursors for prepared statements.

       o   --database=db_name, -D db_name

	   The default database	to use.

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

	   Write a debugging log if MySQL is built with	debugging support. The
	   default debug_options value is 'd:t:S:i:O,/tmp/mysqltest.trace'.

       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   --explain-protocol,

	   DELETE queries.

       o   --host=host_name, -h	host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL	server on the given host.

       o   --include=file_name,	-i file_name

	   Include the contents	of the given file before processing the
	   contents of the test	file. The included file	should have the	same
	   format as other mysqltest test files. This option has the same
	   effect as putting a --source	file_name command as the first line of
	   the test file.

       o   --json-explain-protocol,

	   DELETE queries. The json-explain-protocol option is available from
	   MySQL 5.6.

       o   --logdir=dir_name

	   The directory to use	for log	files.

       o   --mark-progress

	   Write the line number and elapsed time to test_file.progress.

       o   --max-connect-retries=num

	   The maximum number of connection attempts when connecting to

       o   --max-connections=num

	   The maximum number of simultaneous server connections per client
	   (that is, per test).	If not set, the	maximum	is 128.	Minimum
	   allowed limit is 8, maximum is 5120.

       o   --no-defaults

	   Do not read default options from any	option files. If used, this
	   must	be the first option.

       o   --plugin-dir=path

	   The directory in which to look for plugins. It may be necessary to
	   specify this	option if the default_auth argument is used for	the
	   connect() command to	specify	an authentication plugin but mysqltest
	   does	not find it. This option was added in MySQL 5.5.7.

       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,	you are	prompted for

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

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

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

	   Choose the protocol for communication with the server.  SOCKET is

	   The --protocol option is ignored if running with the	embedded

       o   --ps-protocol

	   Use the prepared-statement protocol for communication.

       o   --quiet

	   Suppress all	normal output. This is a synonym for --silent.

       o   --record, -r

	   Record the output that results from running the test	file into the
	   file	named by the --result-file option, if that option is given. It
	   is an error to use this option without also using --result-file.

       o   --result-file=file_name, -R file_name

	   This	option specifies the file for test case	expected results.
	   --result-file, together with	--record, determines how mysqltest
	   treats the test actual and expected results for a test case:

	   o   If the test produces no results,	mysqltest exits	with an	error
	       message to that effect, unless --result-file is given and the
	       named file is an	empty file.

	   o   Otherwise, if --result-file is not given, mysqltest sends test
	       results to the standard output.

	   o   With --result-file but not --record, mysqltest reads the
	       expected	results	from the given file and	compares them with the
	       actual results. If the results do not match, mysqltest writes a
	       .reject file in the same	directory as the result	file, outputs
	       a diff of the two files,	and exits with an error.

	   o   With both --result-file and --record, mysqltest updates the
	       given file by writing the actual	test results to	it.

       o   --server-arg=value, -A value

	   Pass	the argument as	an argument to the embedded server. For
	   example, --server-arg=--tmpdir=/tmp or --server-arg=--core. Up to
	   64 arguments	can be given.

       o   --server-file=file_name, -F file_name

	   Read	arguments for the embedded server from the given file. The
	   file	should contain one argument per	line.

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

	   The path name to a file containing the server RSA public key. The
	   file	must be	in PEM format. The public key is used for RSA
	   encryption of the client password for connections to	the server
	   made	using accounts that authenticate with the sha256_password
	   plugin. This	option is ignored for client accounts that do not
	   authenticate	with that plugin. It is	also ignored if	password
	   encryption is not needed, as	is the case when the client connects
	   to the server using an SSL connection.

	   The server sends the	public key to the client as needed, so it is
	   not necessary to use	this option for	RSA password encryption	to
	   occur. It is	more efficient to do so	because	then the server	need
	   not send the	key.

	   For additional discussion regarding use of the sha256_password
	   plugin, including how to get	the RSA	public key, see	The SHA-256
	   Authentication Plugin[1].

	   This	option is available only if MySQL was built using OpenSSL. It
	   was added in	MySQL 5.6.6 under the name --server-public-key and
	   renamed in 5.6.7 to --server-public-key-path.

       o   --silent, -s

	   Suppress all	normal output.

       o   --skip-safemalloc

	   Do not use memory allocation	checking.

       o   --sleep=num,	-T num

	   Cause all sleep commands in the test	case file to sleep num
	   seconds. This option	does not affect	real_sleep commands.

	   An option value of 0	can also be used, which	effectively disables
	   sleep commands in the test case.

       o   --socket=path, -S path

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

       o   --sp-protocol

	   Execute DML statements within a stored procedure. For every DML
	   statement, mysqltest	creates	and invokes a stored procedure that
	   executes the	statement rather than executing	the statement

       o   --tail-lines=nn

	   Specify how many lines of the result	to include in the output if
	   the test fails because an SQL statement fails. The default is 0,
	   meaning no lines of result printed.

       o   --test-file=file_name, -x file_name

	   Read	test input from	this file. The default is to read from the
	   standard input.

       o   --timer-file=file_name, -m file_name

	   If given, the number	of millisecond spent running the test will be
	   written to this file. This is used by for its

       o   --tls-version=protocol_list

	   The protocols permitted by the client for encrypted connections.
	   The value is	a comma-separated list containing one or more of these
	   protocols: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2. (TLSv1.2	is supported only if
	   MySQL was compiled using OpenSSL 1.0.1 or higher. It	is not
	   supported if	MySQL was compiled using yaSSL.)

	   This	option was added in MySQL 5.7.10.

       o   --tmpdir=dir_name, -t dir_name

	   The temporary directory where socket	files are created.

       o   --trace-exec

	   If enabled, this option causes mysqltest to immediately display the
	   output from executed	programs to stdout.

	   This	option was added in MySQL 5.8.0.

       o   --user=user_name, -u	user_name

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

       o   --verbose, -v

	   Verbose mode. Print out more	information about what the program

       o   --version, -V

	   Display version information and exit.

       o   --view-protocol

	   Every SELECT	statement is wrapped inside a view.

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	1. The SHA-256 Authentication Plugin

       For more	information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which
       may already be installed	locally	and which is also available online at

       Oracle Corporation (

MySQL				  09/16/2016			  MYSQLTEST(1)


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