The mysql_client_test program is used for testing aspects of the MySQL client API that cannot be tested using mysqltest and its test language. mysql_client_test_embedded is similar but used for testing the embedded server. Both programs are run as part of the test suite.
The source code for the programs can be found in in
test/mysql_client_test.c in a source
distribution. The program serves as a good source of examples
illustrating how to use various features of the client API.
mysql_client_test supports the following options:
Display a help message and exit.
The base directory for the tests.
The number of times to execute the tests.
The database to use.
Write a debugging log if MySQL is built with debugging
support. The default
debug_options value is
Option to use for testing bugs in the
Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.
The password to use when connecting to the server. If you
use the short option form (
cannot have a space between the option
and the password. If you omit the
password value following the
-p option on
the command line, you are prompted for one.
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
Argument to send to the embedded server.
Show all test names.
Be more silent.
The socket file to use when connecting to
localhost (which is the default host).
The option may disable some code when run as a mysql-test-run.pl test case.
The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.
The data directory for tests. The default is