Reset MySQL root password

Reference: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/recover-mysql-root-password.html (partly copied to avoid loosing source) # /etc/init.d/mysql stop Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld. # mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables & [1] 5988 Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql mysqld_safe[6025]: started # mysql -u root Welcome to the MySQL monitor….

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Why using root on UNIX/Linux is bad ?

A lot of people use the root account to do anything they need, just because it is easier… This is a really bad idea, as that user can do anything to the system. Not only can he access/delete/modify any file…

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