mariadb-client-test - test client API (mysql_client_test is now a
symlink to mariadb-client-test)
mariadb-client-test-embedded - test client API for embedded
server (mysql_client_test_embedded is now a symlink to mariadb-
The mysql_client_test program is used for testing aspects of the
MariaDB 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
tests/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 is used in a test by the same name in the main
tests suite of mysql-test-run.pl but may also be run directly.
Unlike the other programs listed here, it does not read an
external description of what tests to run. Instead, all tests are
coded into the program, which is written to cover all aspects of
the C language API.
mysql_client_test supports the following options:
• --help, -?
Display a help message and exit.
• --basedir=dir_name, -b dir_name
The base directory for the tests.
• --count=count, -t count
The number of times to execute the tests.
• --database=db_name, -D db_name
The database to use.
• --debug[=debug_options], -#[debug_options]
Write a debugging log if MariaDB is built with debugging
support. The default debug_options value is
• --getopt-ll-test=option, -g option
Option to use for testing bugs in the getopt library.
• --host=host_name, -h host_name
Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.
• --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,
you are prompted for one.
• --port=port_num, -P port_num
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
• --server-arg=arg, -A arg
Argument to send to the embedded server.
• --show-tests, -T
Show all test names.
• --silent, -s
Be more silent.
• --socket=path, -S path
The socket file to use when connecting to localhost (which is
the default host).
• --testcase, -c
The option is used when called from mysql-test-run.pl, so
that mysql_client_test may optionally behave in a different
way than if called manually, for example by skipping some
tests. Currently, there is no difference in behavior but the
option is included in order to make this possible.
• --user=user_name, -u user_name
The MariaDB user name to use when connecting to the server.
• -v dir_name, --vardir=dir_name
The data directory for tests. The default is mysql-test/var.
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