16.2.3. Starting MySQL Workbench

The procedure for launching MySQL Workbench depends on the platform. Generally, there are two ways to launch MySQL Workbench from the command line and from the graphical user interface of the host operating system. Using the command-line launching facility is useful when you want to customize some aspects of the way MySQL Workbench operates. Launching MySQL Workbench for each of the supported platforms is described in the following sections.

In addition to platform-specific command line options, MySQL Workbench has the following 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.

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