There's nothing like RTFM to douse the fire in a rant.

4.2.3 Startup Options for mysqld Concerning Security
The following mysqld options affect security: 

If one uses --local-infile=0 then one can't use LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE. 
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This setting has been defaulted to 0 in recent releases.  You can read more than you 
probably want to here:
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PHHPmyadmin is a good gui, but I prefer sqlyog which you'll find at


On Sun, 30 Mar 2003 13:46:23 -0700, Sparky Kopetzky wrote:

>Trying to use INFILE to load a small (125) entry block of data and all MqSql does is 
>ERROR 1148: The used command is not allowed with this MySql version. (3.23.55)
>If this command is no good, then what the hell am I supposed to use????
>At least with MS, you have a nice, GUI to use...
>Robin Kopetzky
>Black Mesa Computers/ISP

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