mysql.server

To start or stop the server manually using the mysql.server script, invoke it from the command line with start or stop arguments:

shell> mysql.server start
shell> mysql.server stop

You can add options for mysql.server in a global /etc/my.cnf file. A typical my.cnf file might look like this:

[mysqld]
datadir=/usr/local/mysql/var
socket=/var/tmp/mysql.sock
port=3306
user=mysql

[mysql.server]
basedir=/usr/local/mysql

mysql.server Option-File Options

Option Name Description Type
basedir Path to MySQL installation directory Directory name
datadir Path to MySQL data directory Directory name
pid-file File in which server should write its process ID File name
service-startup-timeout How long to wait for server startup Integer