Friday, May 3, 2013

Setting password for mysql user in .my.cnf

Setting password for mysql user in .my.cnf

Sometimes you want automated access for root on your MySQL database. One way of accomplishing that is by doing this:

# cd /root
# touch .my.cnf
# chmod 640 .my.cnf

And put in it:

[client]
user=root
password=<password of mysql root user>
Once you have done the following steps, the root user can login to mysql as root user without giving password.
root@server [~]# mysql
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 749
Server version: 5.1.68-cll MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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