Bug #12463 Help command line option doensn't work when you have an incorrect config file
Submitted: 9 Aug 2005 14:51 Modified: 30 Nov 2007 7:05
Reporter: Reggie Burnett Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Command-line Clients Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0 OS:Windows (Windows)
Assigned to: Assigned Account CPU Architecture:Any

[9 Aug 2005 14:51] Reggie Burnett
Running a command such as mysqld-nt --help should print out help even if a config file is present that has syntax errors.  However, mysqld reads and processes the cofig file and prints out any error messages instead of printing help.

How to repeat:
Put a my.ini file in your %windows% folder and intentionally create a syntax error in it.  Then, in a command window, issue the following statement.

mysqld-nt --help --verbose
[13 Aug 2005 7:24] Vasily Kishkin
I tested on Windows 2003:

D:\mysql-4.1.14\client_debug>mysqld-debug.exe --help --verbose
050813 13:22:45 [ERROR] mysqld-debug.exe: unknown variable 'badoption=bad value for bad option'
[24 Aug 2005 13:57] Bugs System
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