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4.3 MySQL Server and Server-Startup Programs

4.3.1 mysqld — The MySQL Server
4.3.2 mysqld_safe — MySQL Server Startup Script
4.3.3 mysql.server — MySQL Server Startup Script
4.3.4 mysqld_multi — Manage Multiple MySQL Servers

This section describes mysqld, the MySQL server, and several programs that are used to start the server.