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       mysql_config - display options for compiling clients


       mysql_config options


       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.

           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, "Building C API Client Programs
           Using pkg-config".

           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.

       o   --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.

       o   --cxxflags

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

       o   --include

           Compiler options to find MySQL include files.

       o   --libmysqld-libs, --embedded-libs, --embedded

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

               The libmysqld embedded server library is deprecated as of MySQL
               5.7.19 and will be removed in MySQL 8.0.

       o   --libs

           Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL client

       o   --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.

       o   --plugindir

           The default plugin directory path name, defined when configuring

       o   --port

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

       o   --socket

           The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MySQL.

       o   --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

       o   --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]
             --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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       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which
       may already be installed locally and which is also available online at


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