mysql-workbenchGetting started with mysql-workbench


This section provides an overview of what mysql-workbench is, and why a developer might want to use it.

It should also mention any large subjects within mysql-workbench, and link out to the related topics. Since the Documentation for mysql-workbench is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics.

Installation or Setup

MySQL Workbench is available for all major operating systems -Windows, Linux, Mac- You can find the version for you operating system from here.

For windows: It uses the msi (Windows installer) to install packages. You only need to right click install and it starts.

For Linux: There are multiple .deb and .rpm packages for each distro available. For ubuntu installation through apt see here.

For Mac: Simply download the .dmg file. Then double-click the downloaded file.

Common command-line arguments for MySQL Workbench

One can use the command-line launching facility is when one wants to customize some aspects of the way MySQL Workbench operates.

MySQL Workbench has the following common command line options:

--admin instance - Launch MySQL Workbench and load the server instance specified.

--query connection - Launch MySQL Workbench and load the connection specified.

--model modelfile - Launch MySQL Workbench and load the model specified.

--script script - Launch MySQL Workbench and run the script specified.

--run code - Launch MySQL Workbench and run the code snippet specified.

--quit-when-done - quits MySQL Workbench after --script or --run finishes.