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

NAME         top

       mysql.server - MariaDB server startup script

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql {start|stop}

DESCRIPTION         top

       MariaDB 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 MariaDB.

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

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

       If you install MariaDB from a source distribution or using a binary
       distribution format that does not install mysql.server automatically,
       you can install it manually.

       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 supports the following options.

       ·   --basedir=path

           The path to the MariaDB installation directory.

       ·   --datadir=path

           The path to the MariaDB data directory.

       ·   --pid-file=file_name

           The path name of the file in which the server should write its
           process ID. If not provided, the default, "" is

       ·   --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).

       ·   --use-mysqld_safe

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

       ·   --use-manager

           Use Instance Manager to start the server.

       ·   --user=user_name

           The login user name to use for running mysqld.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       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
       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

SEE ALSO         top

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AUTHOR         top

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MariaDB 10.1                     14/12/2015                  MYSQL.SERVER(1)