how to emulate "su mysql" in ubuntu?

Patrick Doyle wpdster at
Wed Jul 28 16:03:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Robert P. J. Day
<rpjday at> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2010, Patrick Doyle wrote:
>> I see that sudo takes a -u argument, perhaps
>> $ sudo -u mysql /bin/sh
>> might do the trick.
>  yes, that appears to work, but i could *swear* that was also one of
> the first things i tried.  i must have tested every subtle variation
> of that except for that.  argh.  thanks.
And, of course, Marius Gedminas gave the more elegant solution of:

$ sudo -u mysql -s

which I'd like to think I would have noticed if I'd read the man page
past the "-u" argument. :-)


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