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why do I see: error at line 2: unknown command '\_'. when I list mysql databases?  Print this Article

You have MySQL version 4.0.12 which has a bug that causes this error. Upgrade to a later version to resolve the problem.

  1. Run the /scripts/upcp script.
  2. Determine your OS, then:
    • In Linux, run the /scripts/sysup command.
    • In FreeBSD, run the /scripts/fixmysqlbsd command.

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