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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Which version of MySQL am I running?

Oh be careful - that is a VERY dangerous question. Do you mean "what version is my MySQL server" or "what version of the mysql client program am I running?" I'll show you how to find answers to both questions.

What version is my MySQL server?

Use the select command, and run the version function within it:

mysql> select version();
+-------------+
| version()   |
+-------------+
| 5.0.51a-log |
+-------------+
1 row in set (0.02 sec)


Your MySQL server is the program that's know as mysqldand is run as a daemon (linux / unix term) or service (Windows term). It may be run directly, or instigated via a scripts such as mysqld_safe or safe_mysqld

What version of the mysql client am I running?

Simply run the mysql client with the -V (that's a capital V) option:

-bash-3.2$ mysql -V
mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.45,
for redhat-linux-gnu (i386) using readline 5.0
-bash-3.2$


The mysql client program is a small utility that lets you type in SQL commands at the keyboard and have them routed to the mysql server, and then handles and displays the results. It's ironic that the program that bears the name of the product (mysql) is such a tiny part of the whole!
(written 2009-09-26)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
S153 - Sourcing, Running and Configuring MySQL
  [192] Current MySQL and PHP paths and upgrades - (2005-01-28)
  [334] Symbolic links and hard links - (2005-06-02)
  [489] Which MySQL server am I using? - (2005-11-07)
  [515] MySQL - an FAQ - (2005-12-03)
  [535] MySQL permissions and privileges - (2005-12-20)
  [591] Key facts - SQL and MySQL - (2006-02-04)
  [907] Browser -> httpd -> Tomcat -> MySQL. Restarting. - (2006-10-28)
  [1095] Apache httpd , browser, MySQL and MySQL client downloads - (2007-02-28)
  [1123] mysqldump and mysqlrestore - (2007-03-30)
  [1131] MySQL - Password security (authentication protocol) - (2007-04-02)
  [1689] Some sideways thoughts on the news - (2008-06-27)
  [1731] Apache httpd, MySQL, PHP - installation procedure - (2008-08-01)
  [1771] More HowTo diagrams - MySQL, Tomcat and Java - (2008-08-24)
  [1935] Summary of MySQL installation on a Linux system - (2008-12-11)
  [2085] MySQL - licensing issues, even with using the name - (2009-03-16)
  [2209] Monitoring and Tuning your MySQL installation - (2009-05-31)
  [2444] Potted MySQL installation - (2009-10-09)
  [2445] Securing MySQL on a production server - (2009-10-09)
  [2458] Cant connect to local MySQL server through socket /tmp/mysql.sock - (2009-10-17)
  [4390] Checking MySQL database backups have worked (not failed) - (2015-01-10)
  [4406] Fixing damaged MySQL tables - Error 1712 and Error 2013 - (2015-01-25)
  [4487] Starting MySQL. ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file - how we fixed it. - (2015-05-06)

S050 - MySQL - General
  [2053] What a difference a MySQL Index made - (2009-02-25)
  [2134] Oracle take over Sun who had taken over MySQL - (2009-04-21)
  [2240] How do I query a database (MySQL)? - (2009-06-15)
  [2559] Moving the product forward - ours, and MySQL, Perl, PHP and Python too - (2010-01-01)
  [2561] The future of MySQL - (2010-01-03)
  [2567] Extra MySQL course dates (2 day course, UK) - (2010-01-08)
  [2861] MySQL and Java - connectivity past, present, and future thoughts - (2010-07-09)
  [3361] Blowing our own trumpet - MySQL resources - (2011-07-18)


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