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MYSQL_PWD env variable precedence
Posted by: Eduardo Krieg
Date: May 09, 2019 10:56AM

Hello,

I thing I've hitted a bug, but first I'd like to ask to this forum if it is really a bug or the behavior is expected and somehow justified.


Trying to avoid the "Using a password on a command line is insecure" warning, I was trying to use the env variable "MYSQL_PWD". It works fine, until you use a my.cnf file with the password parameter on the [client] section.

The password on the config file takes precedence over the env variable, which I think it's incorrect, because maybe the password on the config file belongs to a different user than the one trying to connect via the env variable password.

Regards.

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