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Drizzle hint of the day, --help

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Oct. 3rd, 2010 | 10:55 pm

Over lunch I was talking to a --name removed to protect the innocent-- and they were saying.

"I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to change the port address, and it turned out all I needed to do was use --help!"

For any of the drizzle command line applications or the server you can just do a


To find documentation on any of the command line arguments all you need to do is ask the program.

We print out the help, and only the help. Pretty much any modern unix application follows this standard, but since mysql never did, is somewhat un-intuitive to find that it works :)

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