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13.7.5.26 SHOW PRIVILEGES Syntax

SHOW PRIVILEGES

SHOW PRIVILEGES shows the list of system privileges that the MySQL server supports. The exact list of privileges depends on the version of your server.

mysql> SHOW PRIVILEGES\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
Privilege: Alter
  Context: Tables
  Comment: To alter the table
*************************** 2. row ***************************
Privilege: Alter routine
  Context: Functions,Procedures
  Comment: To alter or drop stored functions/procedures
*************************** 3. row ***************************
Privilege: Create
  Context: Databases,Tables,Indexes
  Comment: To create new databases and tables
*************************** 4. row ***************************
Privilege: Create routine
  Context: Databases
  Comment: To use CREATE FUNCTION/PROCEDURE
*************************** 5. row ***************************
Privilege: Create temporary tables
  Context: Databases
  Comment: To use CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE
...

Privileges belonging to a specific user are displayed by the SHOW GRANTS statement. See Section 13.7.5.21, “SHOW GRANTS Syntax”, for more information.


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