mysqladmin - MySQL Admin Tool

This section describes how to use MySQL admin tool to check server status and other admin tasks.

If you want to know whether your MySQL server is alive, you can use the "mysqladmin" program in a command window as shown in the following tutorial:

C:\>cd \local\mysql\bin
C:\local\mysql\bin>mysqladmin -u root ping
mysqld is alive

The "mysqld is alive" message tells you that your MySQL server is running ok. If your MySQL server is not running, you will get a "connect ... failed" message.

You can also use "mysqladmin" program to check version number of your MySQL server in a command window as shown in the following tutorial:

C:\>cd \local\mysql\bin
C:\local\mysql\bin>mysqladmin -u root version
\local\mysql\bin\mysqladmin Ver 8.41 Distrib 5.0.45, for Win32 on ia32
Copyright (C) 2000-2006 MySQL AB
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free 
software, and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the 
GPL license

Server version          5.0.45-community-nt
Protocol version        10
Connection              localhost via TCP/IP
TCP port                3306
Uptime:                 10 min 38 sec

Threads: 1  Questions: 2  Slow queries: 0  Opens: 12  Flush tables: 1
Open tables: 6  Queries per second avg: 0.003

The output in the above example tells you that the version number is 5.0.45.

If you want to know what else you can do with "mysqladmin", you should run the "-?" option:

C:\>cd \local\mysql\bin
C:\local\mysql\bin>mysqladmin -?
...

Administration program for the mysqld daemon.
Usage: \local\mysql\bin\mysqladmin [OPTIONS] command command....
  -c, --count=#       Number of iterations to make. This works with -i
                      (--sleep) only.
...

Where command is a one or more of: (Commands may be shortened)
  create databasename   Create a new database
  debug                 Instruct server to write debug information
  drop databasename     Delete a database and all its tables
  extended-status       Gives an extended status message
  flush-hosts           Flush all cached hosts
  flush-logs            Flush all logs
  flush-status          Clear status variables
  flush-tables          Flush all tables
  flush-threads         Flush the thread cache
  flush-privileges      Reload grant tables (same as reload)
  kill id,id,...        Kill mysql threads
  password new-password Change old password to new-password, 
                        MySQL 4.1 hashing.
  old-password new-password 
                        Change old password to new-password 
                        in old format.
  ping                  Check if mysqld is alive
  processlist           Show list of active threads in server
  reload                Reload grant tables
  refresh               Flush all tables and close and open logfiles
  shutdown              Take server down
  status                Gives a short status message from the server
  start-slave           Start slave
  stop-slave            Stop slave
  variables             Prints variables available
  version               Get version info from server

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 charset="*" - Encodings on Chinese Web Pages

 Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

 Multibyte String Functions in UTF-8 Encoding

 Input Text Data from Web Forms

 Input Chinese Text Data from Web Forms

MySQL - Installation on Windows

 MySQL 5.0 Download, Installation and Start

mysqladmin - MySQL Admin Tool

 mysql - Command Line Tool

 Creating Database and User with MySQL Monitor

 Creating a Test Table - Comment

 MySQL - Connecting PHP to Database

 MySQL - Character Set and Encoding

 MySQL - Sending Non-ASCII Text to MySQL

 Retrieving Chinese Text from Database to Web Pages

 Input Chinese Text Data to MySQL Database

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