mysqladmin - Man Page

client for administering a MariaDB server (mysqladmin is now a symlink to mariadb-admin)


mysqladmin [options] command [command-arg] [command [command-arg]] ...


mysqladmin is a client for performing administrative operations. You can use it to check the server's configuration and current status, to create and drop databases, and more.

Invoke mysqladmin like this:

shell> mysqladmin [options] command [command-arg] [command [command-arg]] ...

mysqladmin supports the following commands. Some of the commands take an argument following the command name.

All commands can be shortened to any unique prefix. For example:

shell> mysqladmin proc stat
| Id | User  | Host      | db | Command | Time | State | Info             |
| 51 | monty | localhost |    | Query   | 0    |       | show processlist |
Uptime: 1473624  Threads: 1  Questions: 39487
Slow queries: 0  Opens: 541  Flush tables: 1
Open tables: 19  Queries per second avg: 0.0268

The mysqladmin status command result displays the following values:

If you execute mysqladmin shutdown when connecting to a local server using a Unix socket file, mysqladmin waits until the server's process ID file has been removed, to ensure that the server has stopped properly.

mysqladmin supports the following options, which can be specified on the command line or in the [mysqladmin] and [client] option file groups.

  • --local, -l

    Suppress the SQL command(s) from being written to the binary log by using FLUSH LOCAL or enabling sql_log_bin=0 for the session.


Suppress the warning beep that is emitted by default for errors such as a failure to connect to the server.

You can also set the following variables by using --var_name=value

See Also

For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base, available online at


MariaDB Foundation (

Referenced By

The man page mariadb-admin(1) is an alias of mysqladmin(1).

15 May 2020 MariaDB 10.11 MariaDB Database System