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MySQL in a Nutshell by Russell J.T. Dyer

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Chapter 10. MySQL Server and Client

The primary program of the MySQL server is the mysqld daemon, which listens for requests from clients and processes them. The general-purpose client provided with MySQL is the mysql program. This chapter presents the many options available for both the MySQL server and the mysql client. A few scripts provided with MySQL that are used to start the server (e.g., mysqld_multi and mysqld_safe) are also explained. The daemons and scripts are listed in alphabetical order.

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