MYSQL_SETPERMISSI(1)        MariaDB Database System       MYSQL_SETPERMISSI(1)

       mysql_setpermission - interactively set permissions in grant tables

       mysql_setpermission [options]

       mysql_setpermission is a Perl script that was originally written and
       contributed by Luuk de Boer. It interactively sets permissions in the
       MariaDB grant tables.  mysql_setpermission is written in Perl and
       requires that the DBI and DBD::mysql Perl modules be installed.

       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 MariaDB server. The account used
       when you connect determines which permissions you have when attempting
       to modify existing permissions in the grant tables.

       mysql_setpermission also reads options from the [client] and [perl]
       groups in the .my.cnf file in your home directory, if the file exists.

       mysql_setpermission supports the following options:

       o   --help

           Display a help message and exit.

       o   --host=host_name

           Connect to the MariaDB server on the given host.

       o   --password=password

           The password to use when connecting to the server. Note that the
           password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other
           MariaDB programs.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
           insecure. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password
           on the command line.

       o   --port=port_num

           The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       o   --socket=path

           For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.

       o   --user=user_name

           The MariaDB user name to use when connecting to the server.

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
       published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
       but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with the program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

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MariaDB 10.1                      14/12/2015              MYSQL_SETPERMISSI(1)

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