Bug #7931 mysqld_safe --help doesn't work
Submitted: 15 Jan 2005 20:30 Modified: 8 Feb 2005 17:18
Reporter: Paul Dubois Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:any OS:UNIX
Assigned to: Jim Winstead CPU Architecture:Any

[15 Jan 2005 20:30] Paul Dubois
Description:
Most MySQL programs support a --help option.
mysqld_safe ignores --help and tries to start
the server instead.

How to repeat:
% mysqld_safe --help
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data
[16 Jan 2005 1:54] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[3 Feb 2005 3:43] Jim Winstead
Suggestions for improvement to the text would be welcome:

Usage: ./mysqld_safe [OPTIONS]
  --no-defaults              Don't read the system defaults file
  --defaults-file=FILE       Use the specified defaults file
  --defaults-extra-file=FILE Also use defaults from the specified file
  --ledir=DIRECTORY          Look for mysqld in the specified directory
  --log-error=FILE           Log errors to the specified log file
  --open-files-limit=LIMIT   Limit the number of open files
  --core-file-size=LIMIT     Limit core files to the specified size
  --timezone=TZ              Set the system timezone
  --mysqld=FILE              Use the specified file as mysqld
  --mysqld-version=VERSION   Use "mysqld-VERSION" as mysqld
  --nice=NICE                Set the scheduling priority of mysqld
  --skip-kill-mysqld         Don't try to kill stray mysqld processes

All other options are passed to the mysqld program.
[8 Feb 2005 0:51] Jim Winstead
Fix pushed to 5.0.
[8 Feb 2005 17:18] Paul Dubois
Mentioned in 5.0.3 change notes.