This section describes several programs that are used to start
mysqld, the MySQL server.
mysqld_safe—MySQL Server Startup Script
mysqld_safe is the recommended way to start a
mysqld server on Unix and NetWare.
mysqld_safe adds some safety features such as restarting the server when an error occurs and logging runtime information to an error log file. NetWare-specific behaviors are listed later in this section.
Note: To preserve backward compatibility with older versions of MySQL, MySQL binary distributions still include
safe_mysqld as a symbolic link to
mysqld_safe. However, you should not rely on this because it is removed as of MySQL 5.1.
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