Monitor the queries being run by MySQL

watch -n 1 mysqladmin --user=<user> --password=<password> processlist
Watch is a very useful command for periodically running another command - in this using mysqladmin to display the processlist. This is useful for monitoring which queries are causing your server to clog up. More info here: http://codeinthehole.com/archives/2-Monitoring-MySQL-processes.html

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By: root
2009-02-16 11:21:16

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My watch complained about --user not being a valid option so I wrapped it with quotes and made the flags shorter(and added the config file). RH Ent 4, bash. watch -n 1 'mysqladmin --defaults-file=mysql.cnf -u root -p processlist' Great time saver, thanks!
kancer · 501 weeks and 1 day ago
Add '-d' to highlight the differences in the command output. Add a pipe through 'grep -v Sleep' to avoid too many lines of sleepy processes watch -d -n 1 "mysqladmin --user=<user> --password=<password> processlist | grep -v Sleep"
unixmonkey10245 · 432 weeks and 6 days ago
how about revising to hide the password ??
vRobM · 422 weeks and 3 days ago

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