How to find location of MySQL configuration file(s)

(Doc ID 1466761.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


MySQL can read configuration files from different locations, which depend on configuration, platform and build options. Steps below will show universal approach to list all locations where configuration file is being looked.


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