mysql_setpermission man page

mysql_setpermission — interactively set permissions in grant tables


mysql_setpermission [options]


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::mysql 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:

· --help

Display a help message and exit.

· --host=host_name

Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.

· --password=password

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.

· --port=port_num

The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

· --socket=path

For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.

· --user=user_name

The MariaDB user name to use when connecting to the server.

See Also

For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base, available online at https://mariadb.com/kb/


MariaDB Foundation (http://www.mariadb.org/).


MariaDB 10.1 14/12/2015