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       mysqluc - Command line client for running MySQL Utilities


       mysqluc [--help | --version | [ | --verbose | --quiet |] --width=<num> | --utildir=<path>
       | --execute <command list> <variable>=<value>]


       This utility provides a command line environment for running MySQL Utilities.

       The mysqluc utility, hence console, allows users to execute any of the currently installed
       MySQL Utilities commands (the MySQL Utility scripts such as mysqluserclone). The option
       --utildir is used to provide a path to the MySQL Utilities scripts if the location is
       different from where the utility is executed.

       The console has a list of console or base commands. These allow the user to interact with
       the features of the console itself. The list of base commands is shown below along with a
       brief description.

           Command                 Description
           ----------------------  ---------------------------------------------------
           help utilities          Display list of all utilities supported.
           help <utility>          Display help for a specific utility.
           help | help commands    Show this list.
           exit | quit             Exit the console.
           set <variable>=<value>  Store a variable for recall in commands.
           show options            Display list of options specified by the user on
           show variables          Display list of variables.
           <ENTER>                 Press ENTER to execute command.
           <ESCAPE>                Press ESCAPE to clear the command entry.
           <DOWN>                  Press DOWN to retrieve the previous command.
           <UP>                    Press UP to retrieve the next command in history.
           <TAB>                   Press TAB for type completion of utility, option,
                                   or variable names.
           <TAB><TAB>              Press TAB twice for list of matching type
                                   completion (context sensitive).

       One of the most helpful base commands is the ability to see the options for a given
       utility by typing 'help <utility>'. When the user enters this command, the console will
       display a list of all of the options for the utility.

       The console provides tab completion for all commands, options for utilities, and
       user-defined variables. Tab completion for commands allows users to specify the starting N
       characters of a command and press TAB to complete the command. If there are more than one
       command that matches the prefix, and the user presses TAB twice, a list of all possible
       matches is displayed.

       Tab completion for options is similar. The user must first type a valid MySQL Utility
       command then types the first N characters of a command and presses TAB, for example
       –-verb<TAB>. In this case, the console will complete the option. For the cases where an
       option requires a value, the console will complete the option name and append the '='
       character. Tab completion for options works for both the full name and the alias (if
       available). If the user presses TAB twice, the console will display a list of matching
       options. Pressing TAB twice immediately after typing the name of a MySQL Utility will
       display a list of all options for that utility.

       Tab completion for variables works the same as that for options. In this case, the user
       must first type the '$' character then press TAB. For example, if a variable $SERVER1
       exists, when the user types –-server=$SER<TAB>, the console will complete the $SERVER
       variable name. For cases where there are multiple variables, pressing TAB twice will
       display a list of all matches to the first $+N characters. Pressing TAB twice after typing
       only the $ character will display a list of all variables.

           The 'mysql' prefix is optional in the console. For example, typing 'disku<TAB>' in the
           console will complete the command as 'diskusage '.

       Executing utilities is accomplished by typing the complete command and pressing ENTER. The
       user does not have to type 'python' or provide the '.py' file extension. The console will
       add these if needed when the command is executed.

       The user can also run commands using the option --execute. The value for this option is a
       semi-colon separated list of commands to execute. These can be base commands or MySQL
       Utility commands. The console will execute each command and display the output. All
       commands to be run by the console must appear inside a quoted string and separated by
       semi-colons. Commands outside of the quoted string will be treated as arguments for the
       mysqluc utility itself and thus ignored for execution.

           In the console, an error in the console or related code will stop executing commands
           at the point of failure. Commands may also be piped into the console using a mechanism
           such as 'echo "<commands>" | mysqluc'.

       The console also allows users to set user-defined variables for commonly used values in
       options. The syntax is simply 'set VARNAME=VALUE'. The user can see a list of all
       variables by entering the 'show variables' command. To use the values of these variables
       in utility commands, the user must prefix the value with a '$'. For example,
       --server=$SERVER1 will substitute the value of the SERVER1 user-defined variable when the
       utility is executed.

           User-defined variables have a session lifetime. They are not saved from one execution
           to another in the users console.

       User-defined variables may also be set by passing them as arguments to the mysqluc
       command. For example, to set the SERVER1 variable and launch the console, the user can
       launch the console using this command.:

           shell> mysqluc SERVER1=root@localhost

       The user can provide any number of user-defined variables but they must contain a value
       and no spaces around the '=' character. Once the console is launched, the user can see all
       variables using the 'show variables' command.  OPTIONS

       ·   --version

           show program's version number and exit

       ·   --help

           show the program's help page

       ·   --license

           Display license information and exit.

       ·   --verbose, -v

           control how much information is displayed. For example, -v = verbose, -vv = more
           verbose, -vvv = debug

       ·   --quiet

           suppress all informational messages

       ·   --execute <commands>, -e <commands>

           Execute commands and exit. Multiple commands are separated with semi-colons.

               Some platforms may require double quotes around the command list.

       ·   --utildir <path>

           location of utilities

       ·   --width <number>

           Display width
       NOTES.PP Using the --execute option or piping commands to the console may require quotes
       or double quotes (for example, on Windows).  EXAMPLES.PP To launch the console, use this

           shell> mysqluc

       The following demonstrates launching the console and running the console command 'help
       utilities' to see a list of all utilities supported. The console will execute the command
       then exit.:

           shell> mysqluc -e "help utilities"
           Utility           Description
           ----------------  ---------------------------------------------------------
           mysqlindexcheck   check for duplicate or redundant indexes
           mysqlrplcheck     check replication
           mysqluserclone    clone a MySQL user account to one or more new users
           mysqldbcompare    compare databases for consistency
           mysqldiff         compare object definitions among objects where the
                             difference is how db1.obj1 differs from db2.obj2
           mysqldbcopy       copy databases from one server to another
           mysqlreplicate    establish replication with a master
           mysqldbexport     export metadata and data from databases
           mysqldbimport     import metadata and data from files
           mysqlmetagrep     search metadata
           mysqlprocgrep     search process information
           mysqldiskusage    show disk usage for databases
           mysqlserverinfo   show server information
           mysqlserverclone  start another instance of a running server

       The following demonstrates launching the console to run several commands using the
       --execute option to including setting a variable for a server connection and executing a
       utility using variable substitution.

           It may be necessary to escape the '$' on some platforms, such as Linux.

       The output below is an excerpt and is representational only:

           shell> mysqluc -e "set SERVER=root@host123; mysqldiskusage --server=\$SERVER"
           # Source on host123: ... connected.
           NOTICE: Your user account does not have read access to the datadir. Data
           sizes will be calculated and actual file sizes may be omitted. Some features
           may be unavailable.
           # Database totals:
           | db_name            |       total  |
           | world              |           0  |
           Total database disk usage = 1,072,359,052 bytes or 1022.00 MB

       The following demonstrates launching the console using the commands shown above but piped
       into the console on the command line. The results are the same as above.:

           shell> echo "set SERVER=root@host123; mysqldiskusage --server=\$SERVER" | mysqluc

       The following demonstrates launching the console and setting variables via the command

           shell> mysqluc SERVER=root@host123 VAR_A=57 -e "show variables"
           Variable  Value
           --------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
           SERVER    root@host123
           VAR_A     57

       PERMISSIONS REQUIRED.PP There are no special permissions required to run mysqluc however,
       you must have the necessary privileges to execute the desired utilities. See the
       PERMISSIONS REQUIRED section for each command you wish to execute.


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