On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 03:08:58PM +0100, 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?
Create ~/.my.cnf with contents like so:
host = localhost
user = backup_user
# This is the plaintext password.
password = foo
Works like a charm. You can also use --defaults-file=/some/where if
using ~/.my.cnf would obstruct other operations.
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