How to enable MySQL full Query Log?

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First, Remember that this logfile can grow very large on a busy server.

For mysql < 5.1.29:

To enable the query log, put this in /etc/my.cnf in the [mysqld] section

log   = /path/to/query.log  #works for mysql < 5.1.29

Also, to enable it from MySQL console

SET general_log = 1;

See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/query-log.html

For mysql 5.1.29+

With mysql 5.1.29+ , the log option is deprecated. To specify the logfile and enable logging, use this in my.cnf in the [mysqld] section:

general_log_file = /path/to/query.log
general_log      = 1

Alternately, to turn on logging from MySQL console (must also specify log file location somehow, or find the default location):

SET global general_log = 1;

Also note that there are additional options to log only slow queries, or those which do not use indexes.

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