I have the following setup - mysql 4.0.24 running on Debian Linux stable.
I set up a user 'mark' with a password. When I log into my Linux box as user
'mark', I cannot connect to mysql - I get this funny error message:
mark@latitude610:~$ mysql -h localhost -u mark -p
mysql: unknown option '--user mark'
If I su to another user, I can login as mark to mysql
emily@latitude610:~$ mysql -h localhost -u mark -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 128 to server version: 4.0.24_Debian-10sarge1-log
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
I don't get it - why can't I use the '-u mark' option with mysql when I am
logged into my own Linux user account?
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