General Information About MySQL ******************************* This is the MySQL reference manual; it documents MySQL Version 3.23.51. As MySQL is work in progress, the manual gets updated frequently. There is a very good chance that this version is out of date, unless you are looking at it online. The most recent version of this manual is available at `http://www.mysql.com/documentation/' in many different formats. If you have a hard time finding information in the manual, you can try the searchable PHP version at `http://www.mysql.com/documentation/manual.php'. MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL is free software. It is licensed with the *GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE* `http://www.gnu.org/'. Note: Licensing and Support. The MySQL home page (http://www.mysql.com/) provides the latest information about MySQL. The following list describes some useful sections of the manual: * For information about the company behind MySQL, see Note: What is MySQL AB. * For a discussion of MySQL's capabilities, see Note: Features. * For installation instructions, see Note: Installing. * For tips on porting MySQL to new architectures or operating systems, see Note: Porting. * For information about upgrading from a Version 3.22 release, see *Note Upgrading-from-3.22::. * For a tutorial introduction to MySQL, see Note: Tutorial. * For examples of SQL and benchmarking information, see the benchmarking directory (`sql-bench' in the distribution). * For a history of new features and bug fixes, see Note: News. * For a list of currently known bugs and misfeatures, see Note: Bugs. * For future plans, see Note: TODO. * For a list of all the contributors to this project, see Note: Credits. *IMPORTANT:* Reports of errors (often called bugs), as well as questions and comments, should be sent to the mailing list at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Note: Bug reports. The `mysqlbug' script should be used to generate bug reports. For source distributions, the `mysqlbug' script can be found in the `scripts' directory. For binary distributions, `mysqlbug' can be found in the `bin' directory. If you have found a sensitive security bug in MySQL, you should send an email to <email@example.com>. If you have any suggestions concerning additions or corrections to this manual, please send them to the manual team at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This is a reference manual; it does not provide general instruction on SQL or relational database concepts. If you want general information about SQL, see Note: General-SQL. For books that focus more specifically on MySQL, see Note: MySQL-Books.
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