mysql API socket connection

Problem

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.



Solution

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



Example



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


dbi:mysql:database=database_name;mysql_socket=/tmp/mysql.sock

Where your socket is /tmp/mysql.sock



Reference

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