Nick Pisarro, aka @highenergybeams, suggested we do a podcast about the MySQL defaults we recommend always having, as MySQL’s pre-configured option files are not particularly helpful. So we have put together a 2-part podcast on the options that we change.
About the Configuration File
Location and precedence of configuration files for Windows, Unix and Mac OS X:
Note: We use the term “directive” to refer to the groups of options that begin with [groupname]. Upon reading the manual page again, we realized that the term is actually “option group”. (Sheeri takes complete blame for this — “directive” is actually the term for what !includedir and !include are…)