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From:<anurag.dashputre Date:July 20 2005 10:01am
Subject:RE: MySQLDump - Command line password
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For confirming that password is shown or not in ps -ef,
just try to connect to your server using your password ,then in a new
window just do ps -ef --width 400 |grep mysql
You will find the output like below which doesn't show the password
 -uroot -px xxxxxxxxxxx

Atleast it is not showing in my case.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Allen [mailto:traf@stripped]
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 6:20 AM
To: Cabbar Duzayak
Cc: mysql@stripped
Subject: Re: MySQLDump - Command line password

have you looked at using a my.cnf file?

eMac:~ hcir$ mysqldump test > /temp/test.sql
eMac:~ hcir$ ls -l /temp/test.sql
-rw-r--r--   1 hcir  staff  78893008 Jul 19 16:47 /temp/test.sql

contents of ~/.my.cnf

user    =       username
password=       password

# actual username and password of course are not 'username' and 

On Jul 19, 2005, at 3:40 PM, Cabbar Duzayak wrote:

> Hi,
> I have setup cronjobs to take daily backups of my db using mysqldump.
> But the problem is, mysqldump requires the password to be passed via
> command line, which means anyone on the same machine can take a peek
> at my password using "top", "ps -ef", etc.
> Is there a way of avoiding this, i.e. making it read the password from

> some file, etc? Or, is there any other alternative I can use?

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MySQLDump - Command line passwordCabbar Duzayak20 Jul
  • Re: MySQLDump - Command line passwordRich Allen20 Jul
  • Re: MySQLDump - Command line passwordNuno Pereira20 Jul
RE: MySQLDump - Command line passwordanurag.dashputre20 Jul