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       mysql_config - display options for compiling clients


       mysql_config options


       mysql_config provides you with useful information for compiling your MySQL client and
       connecting it to MySQL. It is a shell script, so it is available only on Unix and
       Unix-like systems.

       mysql_config supports the following options.

       ·   --cflags

           Compiler flags to find include files and critical compiler flags and defines used when
           compiling the libmysqlclient library. The options returned are tied to the specific
           compiler that was used when the library was created and might clash with the settings
           for your own compiler. Use --include for more portable options that contain only
           include paths.

       ·   --include

           Compiler options to find MySQL include files.

       ·   --libmysqld-libs, --embedded

           Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL embedded server.

       ·   --libs

           Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL client library.

       ·   --libs_r

           Libraries and options required to link with the thread-safe MySQL client library. In
           MySQL 5.5, all client libraries are thread-safe, so this option need not be used. The
           --libs option can be used in all cases.

       ·   --plugindir

           The default plugin directory path name, defined when configuring MySQL.

       ·   --port

           The default TCP/IP port number, defined when configuring MySQL.

       ·   --socket

           The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MySQL.

       ·   --version

           Version number for the MySQL distribution.

       If you invoke mysql_config with no options, it displays a list of all options that it
       supports, and their values:

           shell> mysql_config
           Usage: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config [options]
             --cflags         [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql -mcpu=pentiumpro]
             --include        [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql]
             --libs           [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient
                               -lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl]
             --libs_r         [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
                               -lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl]
             --socket         [/tmp/mysql.sock]
             --port           [3306]
             --version        [5.5.31]
             --libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld
                               -lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl -lcrypt]

       You can use mysql_config within a command line using backticks to include the output that
       it produces for a particular option. For example, to compile and link a MySQL client
       program, use mysql_config as follows:

           shell> gcc -c `mysql_config --cflags` progname.c
           shell> gcc -o progname progname.o `mysql_config --libs`


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