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3 Responses

  1. Bernt B says:

    Search for how to use the mysql_config_editor command. It stores the data encrypted.

    You set it up with:

    # mysql_config_editor set --login-path=myserver --user=adam -p

    Then you can do:

    alias sqlcmd='mysql --login-path=myserver  -Dmydbname  --execute'

    And finally:

    sqlcmd 'DESC table'
  2. LempStacker says:

    Maybe we can create a file name ‘.my.cnf’ under user home directory, add mysql user, password in it, like this

    then change its mode as 600, so we can use command ‘mysql’ directly without set parameter ‘-p’, and password prompt would not appear.

  3. Tom-Erik Paulsen says:

    Wow , someone should make a tutorial on how to make a READ ONLY user for that tutorial. Even if the password is prompted, newcomers would easily add the root password to a script and pat themselves on the back.

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