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mysql.server - MySQL server startup script
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 188.8.131.52, "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.
The path to the MySQL installation directory.
The path to the MySQL data directory.
The path name of the file in which the server should write its process ID.
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
Use mysqld_safe to start the server. This is the default.
Use Instance Manager to start the server.
The login user name to use for running mysqld.
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