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MYSQL client

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To access MySQL from the command line:

mysql --user=username --password=pwd --host=hostname test_db

This can be shortened to:

mysql -u username -p password -h hostname test_db

By omitting the password value MySQL will ask for any required password as the first input. If you specify password the client will give you an 'insecure' warning:

mysql -u=username -p -h=hostname test_db

For local connections --socket can be used to point to the socket file:

mysql --user=username --password=pwd --host=localhost --socket=/path/to/mysqld.sock test_db

Omitting the socket parameter will cause the client to attempt to attach to a server on the local machine. The server must be running to connect to it.


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