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How to reset the root password on mysql


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I need to reset the root password of my mysql installation to the original empty password. How can I do that?


Use the commandline tool mysqladmin - the trick is to use quotes to specify an empty password:

# go to your mysql installation

cd /usr/local/mysql/bin

# replace XXX with your existing root password
./mysqladmin -uroot -pXXX password ''

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2007-02-27, 12:01:35
anonymous from Portugal  
Wrong, this won't reset it, it will change it, which is very different.



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