MySQL Session Management

Command Line Interface


Connect to the MySQL RDBMS via the mysql binary, specifying host tethys and that you will authenticate with a password:

% mysql -h tethys -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 3
Server version: 5.1.57-log FreeBSD port: mysql-server-5.1.57

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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.


Show Databases

Show databases that you have permission to see.

mysql> show databases;
| Database           |
| information_schema |
| UBITname_db        |
| test               |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Select a Database

mysql> use UBITname_db;
Database changed

Show Tables within the Selected Database

mysql> show tables;
Empty set (0.00 sec)


Change Your Password

When you get your new account, change your default password to a password only you know.

mysql> set password = password('MyPassw0rd');


mysql> quit