dj at lucasit.com
Tue Mar 2 21:59:26 PST 2004
I hit a very simple issue in mysql install. Some people like secure
passwords for everything. When setting the password for mysql, regular
shell escape rules apply. This is just a suggestion, but IMO, it's
worth a reminder in the book as passwords are not usually entered in
this way. Example:
'mysqladmin -u root password [new-password]' is listed in the book
if you wanted a password of 'mysql' this is fine. Unfortunately,
replace the 's' with a '$' and the 'l' with an '!' and things break.
Taking the above example, the correct command would be
'mysqladmin -u root password my\$q\!' Or at least I don't think there
is an easier way to enter it...if there is, just iggy me. :-)
And no, my mysqladmin password is not my$q! :-) It's just a simple example.
TIA for consideration.
-- DJ Lucas
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