mysql_setpermission(1) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       mariadb-setpermission - interactively set permissions in grant
       tables (mysql_setpermission is now a symlink to mariadb-

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_setpermission [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysql_setpermission is a Perl script that was originally written
       and contributed by Luuk de Boer. It interactively sets
       permissions in the MariaDB grant tables.  mysql_setpermission is
       written in Perl and requires that the DBI and DBD::MariaDB Perl
       modules be installed.

       Invoke mysql_setpermission like this:

           shell> mysql_setpermission [options]

       options should be either --help to display the help message, or
       options that indicate how to connect to the MariaDB server. The
       account used when you connect determines which permissions you
       have when attempting to modify existing permissions in the grant

       mysql_setpermission also reads options from the [client] and
       [perl] groups in the .my.cnf file in your home directory, if the
       file exists.

       mysql_setpermission supports the following options:

       •   --help

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --host=host_name

           Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.

       •   --password=password

           The password to use when connecting to the server. Note that
           the password value is not optional for this option, unlike
           for other MariaDB programs.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be
           considered insecure. You can use an option file to avoid
           giving the password on the command line.

       •   --port=port_num

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

       •   --socket=path

           For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.

       •   --user=user_name

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

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
       useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
       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
       02110-1335 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

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

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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MariaDB 10.8                   15 May 2020        MARIADB-SETPERMISSI(1)