Bug #1595 mysqlbinlog can't read a password from the console
Submitted: 18 Oct 2003 7:26 Modified: 20 Oct 2003 6:38
Reporter: Guilhem Bichot Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Replication Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:3.23 OS:Any (all)
Assigned to: Guilhem Bichot

[18 Oct 2003 7:26] Guilhem Bichot
[guilhem@gbichot2 client]$ ./mysqlbinlog -p
./mysqlbinlog: option '-p' requires an argument
Whereas other clients (mysqldump etc) behave like this:
[guilhem@gbichot2 client]$ ./mysqldump -p db
Enter password:

How to repeat:
see description

Suggested fix:
will fix this. This should be fixed starting from MySQL 3.23 if possible.
[20 Oct 2003 6:38] Guilhem Bichot
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ChangeSet@1.1422, 2003-10-20 15:35:03+02:00, guilhem@mysql.com
Now mysqlbinlog prompts for the password if
  mysqlbinlog -p
instead of printing the usage().
This makes mysqlbinlog behave like other clients, which is the reason
why we fix this in 3.23.
Note that before, one could use
  mysqlbinlog -p pass
and now one must use
  mysqlbinlog -ppass
(putting a space will ask for the password), like for other clients
(for example: mysqldump, mysqladmin).