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NAME

mysql_config – display options for compiling clients

SYNOPSIS

mysql_config options

DESCRIPTION

mysql_config provides you with useful information for compiling your
MySQL client and connecting it to MySQL. It is a shell script, so it is
available only on Unix and Unix-like systems.

Note
As of MySQL 5.7.9, pkg-config can be used as an alternative to
mysql_config for obtaining information such as compiler flags or
link libraries required to compile MySQL applications. For more
information, see Section 25.8.4.2, “Building C API Client Programs
Using pkg-config”.

Note
As of MySQL 5.7.4, for binary distributions for Solaris,
mysql_config does not provide arguments for linking with the
embedded library. To get linking arguments for the embedded
library, use the mysql_server_config script instead.

mysql_config supports the following options.

· –cflags

C 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.

· –cxxflags

Like –cflags, but for C++ compiler flags.

· –include

Compiler options to find MySQL include files.

· –libmysqld-libs, –embedded

Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL embedded
server.

· –libs

Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL client
library.

· –libs_r

Libraries and options required to link with the thread-safe MySQL
client library. In MySQL 5.7, all client libraries are thread-safe,
so this option need not be used. The –libs option can be used in
all cases.

· –plugindir

The default plugin directory path name, defined when configuring
MySQL.

· –port

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

· –socket

The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MySQL.

· –variable=var_name

Display the value of the named configuration variable. Permitted
var_name values are pkgincludedir (the header file directory),
pkglibdir (the library directory), and plugindir (the plugin
directory).

· –version

Version number for the MySQL 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] Options:
–cflags [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql -mcpu=pentiumpro] –cxxflags [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql -mcpu=pentiumpro] –include [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql] –libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient
-lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl] –libs_r [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
-lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl] –plugindir [/usr/local/mysql/lib/plugin] –socket [/tmp/mysql.sock] –port [3306] –version [5.7.9] –libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld
-lpthread -lm -lrt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl -lcrypt] –variable=VAR VAR is one of:
pkgincludedir [/usr/local/mysql/include] pkglibdir [/usr/local/mysql/lib] plugindir [/usr/local/mysql/lib/plugin]

You can use mysql_config within a command line using backticks to
include the output that it produces for particular options. For
example, to compile and link a MySQL client program, use mysql_config
as follows:

gcc -c `mysql_config –cflags` progname.c
gcc -o progname progname.o `mysql_config –libs`

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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 5.7 09/28/2016 MYSQL_CONFIG(1)