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MYSQL.SERVER(1) 		      MySQL Database System			  MYSQL.SERVER(1)

NAME
       mysql.server - MySQL server startup script

SYNOPSIS
       mysql {start|stop}

DESCRIPTION
       MySQL distributions on Unix include a script named mysql.server. It can be used on systems
       such as Linux and Solaris that use System V-style run directories to start and stop system
       services. It is also used by the Mac OS X Startup Item for MySQL.

       mysql.server can be found in the support-files directory under your MySQL installation
       directory or in a MySQL source distribution.

       If you use the Linux server RPM package (MySQL-server-VERSION.rpm), the mysql.server
       script will be installed in the /etc/init.d directory with the name mysql. You need not
       install it manually. See Section 2.6.1, "Installing MySQL from RPM Packages on Linux", for
       more information on the Linux RPM packages.

       Some vendors provide RPM packages that install a startup script under a different name
       such as mysqld.

       If you install MySQL from a source distribution or using a binary distribution format that
       does not install mysql.server automatically, you can install it manually. Instructions are
       provided in Section 2.13.1.2, "Starting and Stopping MySQL Automatically".

       mysql.server reads options from the [mysql.server] and [mysqld] sections of option files.
       For backward compatibility, it also reads [mysql_server] sections, although you should
       rename such sections to [mysql.server] when using MySQL 5.1.

       mysql.server supports the following options.

       o   --basedir=path

	   The path to the MySQL installation directory.

       o   --datadir=path

	   The path to the MySQL data directory.

       o   --pid-file=file_name

	   The path name of the file in which the server should write its process ID.

       o   --service-startup-timeout=file_name

	   How long in seconds to wait for confirmation of server startup. If the server does not
	   start within this time, mysql.server exits with an error. The default value is 900. A
	   value of 0 means not to wait at all for startup. Negative values mean to wait forever
	   (no timeout). This option was added in MySQL 5.1.17. Before that, a value of 900 is
	   always used.

       o   --use-mysqld_safe

	   Use mysqld_safe to start the server. This is the default.

       o   --use-manager

	   Use Instance Manager to start the server.

       o   --user=user_name

	   The login user name to use for running mysqld.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO
       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be
       installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR
       Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.1				    04/06/2010				  MYSQL.SERVER(1)
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