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Sams Teach Yourself MySQL by Chris Newman

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MySQL Components

Let’s take a moment to look at where MySQL will reside on your system. If you do not yet have MySQL installed, refer to Appendix A, “Installing MySQL.”

Linux/UNIX Systems

The location of MySQL programs, libraries, and other files depends on the installation prefix used when MySQL was installed. Typically, the prefix is either /usr/MySQL or /usr/local/MySQL.

In the location used on your system, you will find the following subdirectories:

  • bin— Contains the MySQL executables, including the database server and all the client programs

  • lib— Contains the development libraries used to communicate with a MySQL database from your own programs

  • include— Contains the header files required to use MySQL APIs

  • data— The MySQL data directory, containing ...

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