On 6 Jul 2005, at 15:08, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> I want to backup a MySQL database. So, I'll be creating
> a backup user that has global SELECT permission and whatever
> else is needed to run
>> 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?
You can put the password in the mysqldump user's personal mysql
configuration file, ~/.my.cnf . Of course, this file would have to not
be readable by whatever bad person might be running ps.
# The following password will be sent to all standard MySQL clients
password="I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you"
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