2.3.12. Testing The MySQL Installation
You can test whether the MySQL server is working by executing
any of the following commands:
"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqlshow"
"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqlshow" -u root mysql
"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqladmin" version status proc
"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysql" test
If mysqld is slow to respond to TCP/IP
connections from client programs, there is probably a problem
with your DNS. In this case, start mysqld
--skip-name-resolve option and use
localhost and IP numbers in the
Host column of the MySQL grant tables.
You can force a MySQL client to use a named-pipe connection
rather than TCP/IP by specifying the
--protocol=PIPE option, or by specifying
. (period) as the host name. Use the
--socket option to specify the name of the pipe
if you do not want to use the default pipe name.
Note that if you have set a password for the
root account, deleted the anonymous account,
or ceated a new user account, then you must use the appropriate
-p options with the
commands shown above in order to connect with the MySQL Server.
See Section 5.7.4, “Connecting to the MySQL Server”.
For more information about mysqlshow, see
Section 8.13, “mysqlshow — Display Database, Table, and Column Information”.