Using MySQL Commands

ronw at ronw at
Fri Feb 15 01:34:35 UTC 2008

Quoting Brad De Vries <devriesbj at>:

> $ sudo mysqladmin -u root password newpassword
> mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)'
> Anyone have any thoughts about what I might be doing wrong here?
> TIA,
> Brad.

Won't you need -u root -p
The it should come up and ask for a password. If none set try pressing enter on
a blank password
Alternatively just enter 
at the mysql prompt enter
mysql> set password for root at localhost=password('password');
mysql> exit

Ron Wilson

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