Chapter 15. MySQL Server and Client

The primary executable file making up 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 mysqld MySQL server and the mysql client. A few scripts provided with MySQL that are used to start the server (mysqld_multi and mysqld_safe) are also explained. The daemons and scripts are listed in alphabetical order.

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