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       mysql_config - get compile options for compiling clients

       mysql_config options

       mysql_config provides you with useful information for compiling your
       MySQL client and connecting it to MySQL.

       mysql_config supports the following options:

       o  --cflags

          Compiler flags to find include files and critical compiler flags and
          defines used when compiling the libmysqlclient library.

       o  --include

          Compiler options to find MySQL include files. (Note that normally
          you would use --cflags instead of this option.)

       o  --libmysqld-libs, --embedded

          Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL embedded

       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.

       o  --port

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

       o  --socket

          The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MySQL.

       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]
     --include        [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql]
     --libs           [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz
                       -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -L/usr/lib -lssl -lcrypto]
     --libs_r         [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
                       -lpthread -lz -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread]
     --socket         [/tmp/mysql.sock]
     --port           [3306]
     --version        [4.0.16]
     --libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld -lpthread -lz
                       -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread -lrt]

You can use mysql_config within a command line to include the value that it
displays for a particular option. For example, to compile a MySQL client
program, use mysql_config as follows:

   shell> CFG=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
   shell> sh -c "gcc -o progname `$CFG --cflags` progname.c `$CFG --libs`"

When you use mysql_config this way, be sure to invoke it within backtick ('`')
characters. That tells the shell to execute it and substitute its output into
the surrounding command.

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