mysql_setpermission is a Perl script that was originally written and contributed by Luuk de Boer. It interactively sets permissions in the MariaDB grant tables. mysql_setpermission is written in Perl and requires that the DBI and DBD::MariaDB Perl modules be installed.
Invoke mysql_setpermission like this:
shell> mysql_setpermission [options]
options should be either --help to display the help message, or options that indicate how to connect to the MariaDB server. The account used when you connect determines which permissions you have when attempting to modify existing permissions in the grant tables.
mysql_setpermission also reads options from the [client] and [perl] groups in the .my.cnf file in your home directory, if the file exists.
mysql_setpermission supports the following options:
Display a help message and exit.
Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.
The password to use when connecting to the server. Note that the password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other MariaDB programs.
Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password on the command line.
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.
The MariaDB user name to use when connecting to the server.
Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 2010-2020 MariaDB Foundation
This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base, available online at https://mariadb.com/kb/
MariaDB Foundation (http://www.mariadb.org/).
The man page mariadb-setpermission(1) is an alias of mysql_setpermission(1).