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I am using Mysql 5.6.12 under Wamp server environment. Now I want to log All queries into ".log" file, the queries which are running by PHP or from PHPMyAdmin, I want to log them...

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# Set Slow Query Log
long_query_time = 1
slow_query_log = 1
slow_query_log_file = /usr/log/slowquery.log
log_queries_not_using_indexes = 1

#Set General Log
general_log = on

Note that enabling general_log on a production server has overhead you should avoid it. You can check problematic queries from slow log.

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For me, I had to use "general_log = 1" instead of "general_log = on". – GuyPaddock Dec 22 '14 at 0:09
Worked on Wamp Server, using mysql 5.6.7. The only thing I had to change were the paths to tje files, in my case, C:\wamp\logs\mysql_query.log . – mOrSa Mar 19 '15 at 16:07
Wonderful answer, plus one and thank you. – ehime Feb 29 at 18:08

If you use these two lines in my.cnf, I find that it works fine. This will log all queries to the server, from any source, not just PHP/PHPMyAdmin. Paul...


general_log     = on

Be careful though - enabling the general log can place a heavy load on your server. To be used sparingly for short periods/debugging only.

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Thanks Man.... It solve the problem. :) – Qazi Mar 31 '14 at 10:21
For me, I had to use "general_log = 1" instead of "general_log = on". – GuyPaddock Dec 22 '14 at 0:09
@GuyPaddock what version of MySQL are you using? – Vérace Dec 22 '14 at 17:29

Since this is the type of thing you probably only want to do temporarily, it may be useful to do this from the shell instead of via the config file:

> set global general_log_file = "/var/log/mysql/queries.log";
> set global general_log = "ON";
[wait some time, hit some pages, whatever]
> set global general_log = "OFF";
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