There are many different MySQL client programs that connect to the server to access databases or perform administrative tasks. Other utilities are available as well. These do not establish a client connection with the server but perform MySQL-related operations.
This chapter provides a brief overview of these programs and then a more detailed description of each one. Each program’s description indicates its invocation syntax and the options that it understands. See Chapter 3, “Using MySQL Programs,” for general information on invoking programs and specifying program options.
The following list briefly describes the MySQL client programs and utilities: