MYSQL_CONFIG(1)            MariaDB Database System           MYSQL_CONFIG(1)

NAME         top

       mysql_config - get compile options for compiling clients

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_config options

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysql_config provides you with useful information for compiling your
       MariaDB client and connecting it to MariaDB.

       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 MariaDB include files.

       ·   --libmysqld-libs, --embedded

           Libraries and options required to link with the MariaDB embedded

       ·   --libs

           Libraries and options required to link with the MariaDB client

       ·   --libs_r

           Libraries and options required to link with the thread-safe
           MariaDB client library.

       ·   --plugindir

           The default plugin directory path name, defined when configuring

       ·   --port

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

       ·   --socket

           The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MariaDB.

       ·   --variable=VAR

           Path to MariaDB include, library and plugin directories. VAR is
           one of `pkgincludedir`, `pkglibdir` and `plugindir`,

       ·   --version

           Version number for the MariaDB 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 -lz
                               -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -L/usr/lib -lssl -lcrypto]
             --libs_r         [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
                               -lpthread -lz -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread]
             --socket         [/tmp/mysql.sock]
             --port           [3306]
             --version        [4.0.16]
             --libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld -lpthread -lz
                               -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread -lrt]

       You can use mysql_config within a command line to include the value
       that it displays for a particular option. For example, to compile a
       MariaDB client program, use mysql_config as follows:

           shell> CFG=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
           shell> sh -c "gcc -o progname `$CFG --include` progname.c `$CFG --libs`"

       When you use mysql_config this way, be sure to invoke it within
       backtick (“`”) characters. That tells the shell to execute it and
       substitute its output into the surrounding command.

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       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
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       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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       along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
       02110-1335 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

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MariaDB 10.1                     14/12/2015                  MYSQL_CONFIG(1)