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mysqladmin(1)                MySQL Database System               mysqladmin(1)


       mysqladmin - client for administering a MySQL server


       mysqladmin [options] command [command-options] [command


       mysqladmin is a client for performing administrative operations. You
       can use it to check the server's configuration and current status, to
       create and drop databases, and more.

       Invoke mysqladmin like this:

           shell> mysqladmin [options] command [command-arg] [command [command-arg]] ...

       mysqladmin supports the commands described in the following list. Some
       of the commands take an argument following the command name.

       o   create db_name

           Create a new database named db_name.

       o   debug

           Tell the server to write debug information to the error log.

       o   drop db_name

           Delete the database named db_name and all its tables.

       o   extended-status

           Display the server status variables and their values.

       o   flush-hosts

           Flush all information in the host cache.

       o   flush-logs

           Flush all logs.

       o   flush-privileges

           Reload the grant tables (same as reload).

       o   flush-status

           Clear status variables.

       o   flush-tables

           Flush all tables.

       o   flush-threads

           Flush the thread cache.

       o   kill id,id,...

           Kill server threads. If multiple thread ID values are given, there
           must be no spaces in the list.

       o   old-password new-password

           This is like the password command but stores the password using the
           old (pre-4.1) password-hashing format. (See Section,
           "Password Hashing in MySQL".)

       o   password new-password

           Set a new password. This changes the password to new-password for
           the account that you use with mysqladmin for connecting to the
           server. Thus, the next time you invoke mysqladmin (or any other
           client program) using the same account, you will need to specify
           the new password.

           If the new-password value contains spaces or other characters that
           are special to your command interpreter, you need to enclose it
           within quotes. On Windows, be sure to use double quotes rather than
           single quotes; single quotes are not stripped from the password,
           but rather are interpreted as part of the password. For example:

               shell> mysqladmin password "my new password"

               Do not use this command used if the server was started with the
               --skip-grant-tables option. No password change will be applied.
               This is true even if you precede the password command with
               flush-privileges on the same command line to re-enable the
               grant tables because the flush operation occurs after you
               connect. However, you can use mysqladmin flush-privileges to
               re-enable the grant table and then use a separate mysqladmin
               password command to change the password.

       o   ping

           Check whether the server is alive. The return status from
           mysqladmin is 0 if the server is running, 1 if it is not. This is 0
           even in case of an error such as Access denied, because this means
           that the server is running but refused the connection, which is
           different from the server not running.

       o   processlist

           Show a list of active server threads. This is like the output of
           the SHOW PROCESSLIST statement. If the --verbose option is given,
           the output is like that of SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST. (See
           Section, "SHOW PROCESSLIST Syntax".)

       o   reload

           Reload the grant tables.

       o   refresh

           Flush all tables and close and open log files.

       o   shutdown

           Stop the server.

       o   start-slave

           Start replication on a slave server.

       o   status

           Display a short server status message.

       o   stop-slave

           Stop replication on a slave server.

       o   variables

           Display the server system variables and their values.

       o   version

           Display version information from the server.

       All commands can be shortened to any unique prefix. For example:

           shell> mysqladmin proc stat
           | Id | User  | Host      | db | Command | Time | State | Info             |
           | 51 | monty | localhost |    | Query   | 0    |       | show processlist |
           Uptime: 1473624  Threads: 1  Questions: 39487
           Slow queries: 0  Opens: 541  Flush tables: 1
           Open tables: 19  Queries per second avg: 0.0268

       The mysqladmin status command result displays the following values:

       o   Uptime

           The number of seconds the MySQL server has been running.

       o   Threads

           The number of active threads (clients).

       o   Questions

           The number of questions (queries) from clients since the server was

       o   Slow queries

           The number of queries that have taken more than long_query_time
           seconds. See Section 5.2.4, "The Slow Query Log".

       o   Opens

           The number of tables the server has opened.

       o   Flush tables

           The number of flush-*, refresh, and reload commands the server has

       o   Open tables

           The number of tables that currently are open.

       o   Memory in use

           The amount of memory allocated directly by mysqld. This value is
           displayed only when MySQL has been compiled with --with-debug=full.

       o   Maximum memory used

           The maximum amount of memory allocated directly by mysqld. This
           value is displayed only when MySQL has been compiled with

       If you execute mysqladmin shutdown when connecting to a local server
       using a Unix socket file, mysqladmin waits until the server's process
       ID file has been removed, to ensure that the server has stopped

       mysqladmin supports the options in the following list. It also reads
       option files and supports the options for processing them described at
       Section, "Command-Line Options that Affect Option-File

       o   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       o   --character-sets-dir=path

           The directory where character sets are installed. See Section 9.2,
           "The Character Set Used for Data and Sorting".

       o   --compress, -C

           Compress all information sent between the client and the server if
           both support compression.

       o   --count=N, -c N

           The number of iterations to make for repeated command execution if
           the --sleep option is given.

       o   --debug[=debug_options], -# [debug_options]

           Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is
           'd:t:o,file_name'. The default is 'd:t:o,/tmp/mysqladmin.trace'.

       o   --default-character-set=charset_name

           Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 9.2,
           "The Character Set Used for Data and Sorting".

       o   --force, -f

           Do not ask for confirmation for the drop db_name command. With
           multiple commands, continue even if an error occurs.

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

           Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --password[=password], -p[password]

           The password to use when connecting to the server. If you use the
           short option form (-p), you cannot have a space between the option
           and the password. If you omit the password value following the
           --password or -p option on the command line, you are prompted for

           Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
           insecure. See Section, "End-User Guidelines for Password

       o   --pipe, -W

           On Windows, connect to the server via a named pipe. This option
           applies only for connections to a local server, and only if the
           server supports named-pipe connections.

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

           The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       o   --protocol={TCP|SOCKET|PIPE|MEMORY}

           The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is
           useful when the other connection parameters normally would cause a
           protocol to be used other than the one you want. For details on the
           allowable values, see Section 4.2.2, "Connecting to the MySQL

       o   --relative, -r

           Show the difference between the current and previous values when
           used with the --sleep option. Currently, this option works only
           with the extended-status command.

       o   --silent, -s

           Exit silently if a connection to the server cannot be established.

       o   --sleep=delay, -i delay

           Execute commands repeatedly, sleeping for delay seconds in between.
           The --count option determines the number of iterations. If --count
           is not given, mysqladmin executes commands indefinitely until

       o   --socket=path, -S path

           For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use, or, on
           Windows, the name of the named pipe to use.

       o   --ssl*

           Options that begin with --ssl specify whether to connect to the
           server via SSL and indicate where to find SSL keys and
           certificates. See Section, "SSL Command Options".

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

           The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

       o   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

       o   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

       o   --vertical, -E

           Print output vertically. This is similar to --relative, but prints
           output vertically.

       o   --wait[=count], -w[count]

           If the connection cannot be established, wait and retry instead of
           aborting. If a count value is given, it indicates the number of
           times to retry. The default is one time.

       You can also set the following variables by using --var_name=value The
       --set-variable format is deprecated. syntax:

       o   connect_timeout

           The maximum number of seconds before connection timeout. The
           default value is 43200 (12 hours).

       o   shutdown_timeout

           The maximum number of seconds to wait for server shutdown. The
           default value is 3600 (1 hour).

       It is also possible to set variables by using --var_name=value. The
       --set-variable format is deprecated.


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       may already be installed locally and which is also available online at


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