MySQL Utilities is a package of utilities that are used for maintenance and administration of MySQL servers. These utilities encapsulate a set of primitive commands, and bundles them so they can be used to perform macro operations with a single command. They can be installed with MySQL Workbench or as a standalone package.
They are a set of command-line utilities and a Python library for making the common tasks easy to accomplish. The library is written entirely in Python, meaning that it is not necessary to have any other tools or libraries installed to make it work. It is currently designed to work with Python v2.6 or later and there is no support for Python v3.1.
The utilities are available under the GPLv2 license, and are extendable using the supplied library.
MySQL Utilities development is managed elsewhere, and requires a separate download. Attempting to start the MySQL Utilities when they are not installed will prompt for a download and their installation. See the MySQL Utilities manual for additional information.
MySQL Workbench searches for the mysqluc MySQL
Utility in the system
PATH to determine if the
MySQL Utilities are installed.
To open the MySQL Utility mysqluc (MySQL Utilities
Unified Console) from MySQL Workbench, click
from the menu. The following output shows the MySQL Utilities console
window with the
help command executed.
Welcome to the MySQL Utilities Client (mysqluc) version 1.6.5 Copyright (c) 2010, 2017 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This is a release of dual licensed MySQL Utilities. For the avoidance of doubt, this particular copy of the software is released under a commercial license and the GNU General Public License does not apply. MySQL Utilities is brought to you by Oracle. Type 'help' for a list of commands or press TAB twice for list of utilities. mysqluc> help Command Description ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------- help utilities Display list of all utilities supported. help <utility> Display help for a specific utility. show errors Display errors captured during the execution of the utilities. clear errors clear captured errors. show last error Display the last error captured during the execution of the utilities 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 launch. 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).