mysql API socket connection


Sometimes you need to connect to mysql server with a UNIX socket, rather than a Port.

Generally this is when running multiple versions, on a box when you do not want to
or cannot connect to multiple ports.



If you want to connect to the mysql server from the command line, you can use -S.

Or within Perl – append mysql_socket to the dsn



mysql -uUSER -pPASSWORD -S /tmp/mysql.sock


Where your socket is /tmp/mysql.sock



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