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MySQL 5.1 Command line client improvements

 | June 16, 2007 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

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Just found this little handy feature today:

So now if you press CTRL-C MySQL Command Line Client will not exit but will terminate query being executed. This is great as so many queries assumed CTRL-C would also abort running query in previous MySQL versions and I’ve seen many monstrous queries left running without noticing just because people would think CTRL-C terminated the query. Now it finally really does.

Great Job! I wish I would see more of such relatively simple but very handy improvements 🙂

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Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

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