How to change the root password for MySql under Linux in the command line

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You will need to know the current root password in order to change it

In the command line type in and execute the following command

mysqladmin -u root -pOLD_PASSWORD password NEW_PASSWORD

Replace OLD_PASSWORD with your old password and NEW_PASSWORD with your new password.

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