AFAIR, MySQL somehow blocks the password field in the ps output.
Ah yes, I just tested it:
$ ps a|grep mysql
27168 pts/4 S+ 0:00 mysql -u root -px xxxx wpmu
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> mysqldump -u backup -p=BLAH --all-databases --opt > dump.sql
>> However, how do I avoid putting the password on the command line
> where it will be visible to anyone running ps awx?
Donncha O Caoimh
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