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CentOS 7.0 - man page for mysqltest (centos section 1)

MYSQLTEST(1)			      MySQL Database System			     MYSQLTEST(1)

NAME
       mysqltest - program to run test cases
       mysqltest_embedded - program to run embedded test cases

SYNOPSIS
       mysqltest [options] [db_name]

       mysqltest_embedded [options] [db_name]

DESCRIPTION
       The mysqltest program runs a test case against a MySQL server and optionally compares the
       output with a result file. This program reads input written in a special test language.
       Typically, you invoke mysqltest via mysql-test-run.pl rather than invoking it directly.

       mysqltest_embedded is similar but is built with support for the libmysqld embedded server.

       Features of mysqltest:

       o   Can send SQL statements to MySQL servers for execution

       o   Can execute external shell commands

       o   Can test whether the result from an SQL statement or shell command is as expected

       o   Can connect to one or more standalone mysqld servers and switch between connections

       o   Can connect to an embedded server (libmysqld), if MySQL is compiled with support for
	   libmysqld. (In this case, the executable is named mysqltest_embedded rather than
	   mysqltest.)

       By default, mysqltest reads the test case on the standard input. To run mysqltest this
       way, you normally invoke it like this:

	   shell> mysqltest [options] [db_name] < test_file

       You can also name the test case file with a --test-file=file_name option.

       The exit value from mysqltest is 0 for success, 1 for failure, and 62 if it skips the test
       case (for example, if after checking some preconditions it decides not to run the test).

       mysqltest supports the following options:

       o   --help, -?

	   Display a help message and exit.

       o   --basedir=dir_name, -b dir_name

	   The base directory for tests.

       o   --character-sets-dir=path

	   The directory where character sets are installed.

       o   --compress, -C

	   Compress all information sent between the client and the server if both support
	   compression.

       o   --cursor-protocol

	   Use cursors for prepared statements.

       o   --database=db_name, -D db_name

	   The default database to use.

       o   --debug[=debug_options], -#[debug_options]

	   Write a debugging log if MySQL is built with debugging support. The default
	   debug_options value is 'd:t:S:i:O,/tmp/mysqltest.trace'.

       o   --debug-check

	   Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       o   --debug-info

	   Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics when the program
	   exits.

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --include=file_name, -i file_name

	   Include the contents of the given file before processing the contents of the test
	   file. The included file should have the same format as other mysqltest test files.
	   This option has the same effect as putting a --source file_name command as the first
	   line of the test file.

       o   --logdir=dir_name

	   The directory to use for log files.

       o   --mark-progress

	   Write the line number and elapsed time to test_file.progress.

       o   --max-connect-retries=num

	   The maximum number of connection attempts when connecting to server.

       o   --max-connections=num

	   The maximum number of simultaneous server connections per client (that is, per test).
	   If not set, the maximum is 128. Minimum allowed limit is 8, maximum is 5120.

	   This option is available from MySQL 5.1.45.

       o   --no-defaults

	   Do not read default options from any option files. If used, this must be the first
	   option.

       o   --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.

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

	   The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       o   --ps-protocol

	   Use the prepared-statement protocol for communication.

       o   --quiet

	   Suppress all normal output. This is a synonym for --silent.

       o   --record, -r

	   Record the output that results from running the test file into the file named by the
	   --result-file option, if that option is given. It is an error to use this option
	   without also using --result-file.

       o   --result-file=file_name, -R file_name

	   This option specifies the file for test case expected results.  --result-file,
	   together with --record, determines how mysqltest treats the test actual and expected
	   results for a test case:

	   o   If the test produces no results, mysqltest exits with an error message to that
	       effect, unless --result-file is given and the named file is an empty file.

	   o   Otherwise, if --result-file is not given, mysqltest sends test results to the
	       standard output.

	   o   With --result-file but not --record, mysqltest reads the expected results from the
	       given file and compares them with the actual results. If the results do not match,
	       mysqltest writes a .reject file in the same directory as the result file, outputs
	       a diff of the two files, and exits with an error.

	   o   With both --result-file and --record, mysqltest updates the given file by writing
	       the actual test results to it.

       o   --server-arg=value, -A value

	   Pass the argument as an argument to the embedded server. For example,
	   --server-arg=--tmpdir=/tmp or --server-arg=--core. Up to 64 arguments can be given.

       o   --server-file=file_name, -F file_name

	   Read arguments for the embedded server from the given file. The file should contain
	   one argument per line.

       o   --silent, -s

	   Suppress all normal output.

       o   --skip-safemalloc

	   Do not use memory allocation checking.

       o   --sleep=num, -T num

	   Cause all sleep commands in the test case file to sleep num seconds. This option does
	   not affect real_sleep commands.

	   As of MySQL 5.0.23, an option value of 0 can be used, which effectively disables sleep
	   commands in the test case.

       o   --socket=path, -S path

	   The socket file to use when connecting to localhost (which is the default host).

       o   --sp-protocol

	   Execute DML statements within a stored procedure. For every DML statement, mysqltest
	   creates and invokes a stored procedure that executes the statement rather than
	   executing the statement directly.

       o   --tail-lines=nn

	   Specify how many lines of the result to include in the output if the test fails
	   because an SQL statement fails. The default is 0, meaning no lines of result printed.

       o   --test-file=file_name, -x file_name

	   Read test input from this file. The default is to read from the standard input.

       o   --timer-file=file_name, -m file_name

	   If given, the number of millisecond spent running the test will be written to this
	   file. This is used by mysql-test-run.pl for its reporting.

       o   --tmpdir=dir_name, -t dir_name

	   The temporary directory where socket files are created.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

	   The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

       o   --verbose, -v

	   Verbose mode. Print out more information about what the program does.

       o   --version, -V

	   Display version information and exit.

       o   --view-protocol

	   Every SELECT statement is wrapped inside a view. This option was added in MySQL
	   5.0.19.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2007, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates

       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 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO
       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be
       installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR
       Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.mysql.com/).

MySQL					    03/31/2010				     MYSQLTEST(1)


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