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Can anyone tell me how I can turn on logs for MySQL. General and Error. I tryed this and it didnt work. /etc/init.d/mysql start --log /var/log/mysql.log.


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add in my.cnf in [mysqld] section

log = /var/log/mysql/mysql.log
log_error = /var/log/mysql/mysql-err.log
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