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MYSQLSHOW(1)		     MySQL Database System		  MYSQLSHOW(1)

       mysqlshow - display database, table, and column information

       mysqlshow [options] [db_name [tbl_name [col_name]]]

       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 Syntax”. 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]]]

       ·   If no database is given, a list of database names is shown.

       ·   If no table is given, all matching tables in the database are

       ·   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.  mysqlshow also supports the options for processing option files
       described at Section, “Command-Line Options that Affect Option-
       File Handling”.

       ·   --help, -?

	   Display a help message and exit.

       ·   --bind-address=ip_address

	   On a computer having multiple network interfaces, this option can
	   be used to select which interface is employed when connecting to
	   the MySQL server.

	   This option is supported beginning with MySQL 5.6.1.

       ·   --character-sets-dir=path

	   The directory where character sets are installed. See Section 10.5,
	   “Character Set Configuration”.

       ·   --compress, -C

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

       ·   --count

	   Show the number of rows per table. This can be slow for non-MyISAM

       ·   --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.

       ·   --debug-check

	   Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       ·   --debug-info

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

       ·   --default-character-set=charset_name

	   Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 10.5,
	   “Character Set Configuration”.

       ·   --default-auth=plugin

	   The client-side authentication plugin to use. See Section 6.3.7,
	   “Pluggable Authentication”.

	   This option was added in MySQL 5.6.2.

       ·   --host=host_name, -h host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       ·   --keys, -k

	   Show table indexes.

       ·   --login-path=name

	   Read options from the named login path in the .mylogin.cnf login
	   file. A “login path” is an option group that permits only a limited
	   set of options: host, user, and password. Think of a login path as
	   a set of values that indicate the server host and the credentials
	   for authenticating with the server. To create the login file, use
	   the mysql_config_editor utility. See mysql_config_editor(1). This
	   option was added in MySQL 5.6.6.

       ·   --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, mysqlshow prompts for

	   Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
	   insecure. See Section, “End-User Guidelines for Password
	   Security”. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password
	   on the command line.

       ·   --pipe, -W

	   On Windows, connect to the server using a named pipe. This option
	   applies only if the server supports named-pipe connections.

       ·   --plugin-dir=path

	   The directory in which to look for plugins. It may be necessary to
	   specify this option if the --default-auth option is used to specify
	   an authentication plugin but mysqlshow does not find it. See
	   Section 6.3.7, “Pluggable Authentication”.

	   This option was added in MySQL 5.6.2.

       ·   --port=port_num, -P port_num

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

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

	   The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is
	   useful when the other connection parameters normally would cause a
	   protocol to be used other than the one you want. For details on the
	   permissible values, see Section 4.2.2, “Connecting to the MySQL

       ·   --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. This option is enabled by default; use --skip-secure-auth
	   to disable it. This option was added in MySQL 5.6.17.

	       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 will be removed in a future MySQL release. For account
	       upgrade instructions, see Section, “Migrating Away from
	       Pre-4.1 Password Hashing and the mysql_old_password Plugin”.

       ·   --show-table-type, -t

	   Show a column indicating the table type, as in SHOW FULL TABLES.
	   The type is BASE TABLE or VIEW.

       ·   --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.

       ·   --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 Section, “SSL Command Options”.

       ·   --status, -i

	   Display extra information about each table.

       ·   --user=user_name, -u user_name

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

       ·   --verbose, -v

	   Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.
	   This option can be used multiple times to increase the amount of

       ·   --version, -V

	   Display version information and exit.

       Copyright © 1997, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights

       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.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with the program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see

       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 5.6			  03/14/2014			  MYSQLSHOW(1)

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