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MYSQLACCESS(1)           MariaDB Database System          MYSQLACCESS(1)

NAME         top

       mysqlaccess - client for checking access privileges

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysqlaccess [host_name [user_name [db_name]]] [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysqlaccess is a diagnostic tool written by Yves Carlier. It
       checks the access privileges for a host name, user name, and
       database combination. Note that mysqlaccess checks access using
       only the user, db, and host tables. It does not check table,
       column, or routine privileges specified in the tables_priv,
       columns_priv, or procs_priv tables.

       Invoke mysqlaccess like this:

           shell> mysqlaccess [host_name [user_name [db_name]]] [options]

       mysqlaccess supports the following options.

       •   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --brief, -b

           Generate reports in single-line tabular format.

       •   --commit

           Copy the new access privileges from the temporary tables to
           the original grant tables. The grant tables must be flushed
           for the new privileges to take effect. (For example, execute
           a mysqladmin reload command.)

       •   --copy

           Reload the temporary grant tables from original ones.

       •   --db=db_name, -d db_name

           Specify the database name.

       •   --debug=N

           Specify the debug level.  N can be an integer from 0 to 3.

       •   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           The host name to use in the access privileges.

       •   --howto

           Display some examples that show how to use mysqlaccess.

       •   --old_server

           Connect to a very old MySQL server (before MySQL 3.21) that
           does not know how to handle full WHERE clauses.

       •   --password[=password], -p[password]

           The password to use when connecting to the server. If you
           omit the password value following the --password or -p option
           on the command line, mysqlaccess prompts for one.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be
           considered insecure. See Section 5.3.2.2, “End-User
           Guidelines for Password Security”.

       •   --plan

           Display suggestions and ideas for future releases.

       •   --preview

           Show the privilege differences after making changes to the
           temporary grant tables.

       •   --relnotes

           Display the release notes.

       •   --rhost=host_name, -H host_name

           Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.

       •   --rollback

           Undo the most recent changes to the temporary grant tables.

       •   --spassword[=password], -P[password]

           The password to use when connecting to the server as the
           superuser. If you omit the password value following the
           --spassword or -p option on the command line, mysqlaccess
           prompts for one.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be
           considered insecure. See Section 5.3.2.2, “End-User
           Guidelines for Password Security”.

       •   --superuser=user_name, -U user_name

           Specify the user name for connecting as the superuser.

       •   --table, -t

           Generate reports in table format.

       •   --user=user_name, -u user_name

           The user name to use in the access privileges.

       •   --version, -v

           Display version information and exit.

       If your MariaDB distribution is installed in some non-standard
       location, you must change the location where mysqlaccess expects
       to find the mysql client. Edit the mysqlaccess script at
       approximately line 18. Search for a line that looks like this:

           $MYSQL     = ´/usr/local/bin/mysql´;    # path to mysql executable

       Change the path to reflect the location where mysql actually is
       stored on your system. If you do not do this, a Broken pipe error
       will occur when you run mysqlaccess.

COPYRIGHT         top

       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 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 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU 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
       02110-1335 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at https://mariadb.com/kb/

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (http://www.mariadb.org/).

COLOPHON         top

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MariaDB 10.1                   14/12/2015                 MYSQLACCESS(1)