>>>>> "Yan" == Yan Zhang Chen <yzc@stripped> writes:
Yan> On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 sinisa@stripped wrote:
>> Yan Zhang Chen writes:
>> > Hi all!
>> > Just wonder if anyone can share some info with me on this subject:
>> > is it possible to specify my.cnf as a commandline argument during
>> > mysqld launch? (for instance, it'd be really really great if I can
>> > use something like: mysqld -f /any/path/my.cnf).
>> > Is there a simple place in the source code to add such feature?
>> Some things are defined by default including cnf files. It is either
>> my.cnf which is in /etc or .my.cnf in home directory.
>> If you are changing startup script, you can change server options too !
Yan> Thanks very much for your reply, Sinisa.
Yan> Sorry I didn't make it clear, but what I really want is to specify
Yan> mysql's conf file EXPLICITLY as a startup argument, instead of letting
Yan> mysqld to search for several places for the conf file.
In MySQL 3.22.25 and above you can use: