Bug #71463 mysqld --general-log has incorrect help text
Submitted: 23 Jan 2014 23:01 Modified: 4 Apr 2014 14:01
Reporter: Andrew Gaul (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Options Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7.3, 5.5.35, 5.6.15 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[23 Jan 2014 23:01] Andrew Gaul
Description:
  --general-log       Log connections and queries to a table or log file.
                      Defaults logging to a file hostname.log or a table
                      mysql.general_logif --log-output=TABLE is used
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

How to repeat:
mysqld -verbose --help | grep -A 2 -m 1 general-log

Suggested fix:
https://code.launchpad.net/~gaul/mysql-server/general-log-help-text
[24 Jan 2014 4:19] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Andrew,

Thank you for the bug report.
Verified as described.

Thanks,
Umesh
[14 Mar 2014 22:01] Andrew Gaul
Add missing whitespace to --general-log help text

(*) I confirm the code being submitted is offered under the terms of the OCA, and that I am authorized to contribute it.

Contribution: mysql_general_log.patch (text/x-patch), 603 bytes.

[4 Apr 2014 14:01] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.7.5 changelog.

mysqld help text for --general_log was clarified. Thanks to Andrew
Gaul for the patch.