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Linux 2.6 - man page for mysqlaccess (linux section 1)

MYSQLACCESS(1)			      MySQL Database System			   MYSQLACCESS(1)

NAME
       mysqlaccess - client for checking access privileges

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

DESCRIPTION
       mysqlaccess is a diagnostic tool that Yves Carlier has provided for the MySQL
       distribution. 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.

       o   --help, -?

	   Display a help message and exit.

       o   --brief, -b

	   Generate reports in single-line tabular format.

       o   --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.)

       o   --copy

	   Reload the temporary grant tables from original ones.

       o   --db=db_name, -d db_name

	   Specify the database name.

       o   --debug=N

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

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

	   The host name to use in the access privileges.

       o   --howto

	   Display some examples that show how to use mysqlaccess.

       o   --old_server

	   Assume that the server is an old MySQL server (before MySQL 3.21) that does not yet
	   know how to handle full WHERE clauses.

       o   --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 6.1.2.1, "End-User Guidelines for Password Security".

       o   --plan

	   Display suggestions and ideas for future releases.

       o   --preview

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

       o   --relnotes

	   Display the release notes.

       o   --rhost=host_name, -H host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --rollback

	   Undo the most recent changes to the temporary grant tables.

       o   --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 6.1.2.1, "End-User Guidelines for Password Security".

       o   --superuser=user_name, -U user_name

	   Specify the user name for connecting as the superuser.

       o   --table, -t

	   Generate reports in table format.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

	   The user name to use in the access privileges.

       o   --version, -v

	   Display version information and exit.

       If your MySQL distribution is installed in some nonstandard 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
       Copyright (C) 1997, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

       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
       Oracle Corporation (http://dev.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.5				    01/30/2014				   MYSQLACCESS(1)


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