>>> ...as Brandon said.. from terminal you have to type something to get into
> mysql, and if you are like me, then that is:
>> Oh, I forgot to add - but you might need to be super user first.
>> (input pass..)
> why in the world should someone call the mysql-cli as root?
answer: just because he (I) was developing locally (and so was not worried about it), is
newbie, and because it worked - so he did not pursue learning further how to get into
mysql without being su.
> NEVER call anything as root if not really needed, NEVER
> [harry@srv-rhsoft:~]$ mysql -u root -p
> Enter password:
> Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
> Your MySQL connection id is 715
> Server version: 5.5.17-log thelounge.net build
anyway, now I discovered this works (when there is no pass set up yet, apparently) -
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -u root
(my mentioning this ^^^ is not for the benefit of my saying something smarter (is it?),
nor for you guys who know what you are doing (obviously).. but just for you Roger, in case
it helps you (who seem to be even more newbie than me). ....and also in case Reindl
wants to teach us/comment some more (please do!) :-)
(coming from a developer who only learns the minimum (server admin skills) that he has to;
I like to focus on *development*. I mean I would like to be expert in everything.. only
minus extra reading ;-)