In MySQL Client programs are programs that can be used for communicating with the server to manipulate the information in the databases that the server manages. MySQL AB provides several client programs. The following list describes a few of them:

  • MySQL Query Browser and MySQL Administrator are graphical front ends to the server.
  • mysql is a command-line program that acts as a text-based front end for the server. It's used for issuing queries and viewing the results interactively from a terminal window.
  • Other command-line clients include mysqlimport for importing data files, mysqldump for making backups, mysqladmin for server administration, and mysqlcheck for checking the integrity of the database files

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