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mysql Reload option!

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Last Modified: 2015-02-05
can someone please explain how does "mysql reload" works comparing to "mysql restart".
I made some changes on my.conf file, and I can't afford to restart mysql server. since "reload" is one of the mysql options (mysql start|restart|stop|force-reload|relaod), I tried it, but it doesn't apply the changes that I made to my.conf.

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