mysql_setpermission is a Perl script that was
originally written and contributed by Luuk de Boer. It
interactively sets permissions in the MySQL grant tables.
mysql_setpermission is written in Perl and
requires that the
DBD::mysql Perl modules be installed (see
Section 2.13, “Perl Installation Notes”).
Invoke mysql_setpermission like this:
shell> mysql_setpermission [options]
options should be either
--help to display
the help message, or options that indicate how to connect to the
MySQL server. The account used when you connect determines which
permissions you have when attempting to modify existing
permissions in the grant tables.
mysql_setpermissions also reads options from
groups in the
.my.cnf file in your home
directory, if the file exists.
mysql_setpermission supports the following options:
Display a help message and exit.
Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.
The password to use when connecting to the server. The password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other MySQL programs.
Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. To avoid giving the password on the command line, use an option file. See Section 184.108.40.206, “End-User Guidelines for Password Security”.
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
For connections to
localhost, the Unix socket file to use.
The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.