How do I show the
binlog_format on a MySQL server?
And if I dont like it how do I set it to XX permanently?
Where XX is
Matthewh answered the question on how to show/set the format from the mysql client (on a running server).
To set it permanently, and assuming you have access to the my.cnf, add
and restart your server.
To see the current binlog_format value:
To change it: