Bug #45527 SHOW DATABASES manual should state directories shown
Submitted: 16 Jun 2009 13:13 Modified: 1 Jul 2009 0:03
Reporter: Andrew Hutchings Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any

[16 Jun 2009 13:13] Andrew Hutchings
MySQL SHOW DATABASES lists all directories in the datadir even if they are not databases.  This should be reflected in the documentation in the SHOW DATABASES section.

How to repeat:

Suggested fix:
Add something along the lines of:

"Due to the way MySQL databases are stored, all directories in the datadir are treated as databases."
[1 Jul 2009 0:03] Paul DuBois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.