mysqld_safe is recommended utility for starting the MySQL server
because the server is restarted automatically if it dies unexpectedly.
The utility is available on Unix and Novell NetWare systems.
Although options may be entered from the command line, they
should be included in the options file (e.g.,
my.cnf) under the heading
[mysqld_safe]. Options specific to
mysqld_safe should not be passed on the command
line because they will be passed to the
server, which will try to interpret them. Therefore, options are shown
here as they would appear in the configuration file, without initial
mysqld_safe can also accept options for
mysqld server, but the configuration file is
also better for these because it ensures they will be passed to the
daemon when it’s reloaded after a crash:
On Novell NetWare systems, when
mysqld_safe closes, the related screen does
not close automatically without user interaction. Use this
option to have the screen close automatically.
This option is necessary and is used to specify the path to the directory where MySQL files are installed.
This option sets the maximum size set for the core file to create if the daemon dies.
This option specifies the directory that contains datafiles (i.e., table files).
This option specifies an additional options file to use after the default file is read. When used at the command line, this ...