February 7, 2008
Secrets of the MySQL Client Command Line
Graphically oriented MySQL administration tools abound, but for true speed and no-frills management perhaps nothing is more effective than the command-line driven MySQL client. However, the inordinate amount of typing due to executing common queries, determining what database you're currently logged into, and monitoring database server performance quickly can become tedious. In this article, I'll unveil a few of MySQL's command-line hidden features that can eliminate those extra keystrokes and along the way make you a much more efficient user of this powerful client.