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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

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

       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]&.

       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 used.

       •   --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.,
       2010-2020 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
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       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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