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Passwordless mysql{,dump,admin} via my.cnf file

Terminal - Passwordless mysql{,dump,admin} via my.cnf file
echo -e "[client]\nuser = YOURUSERNAME\npassword = YOURPASSWORD" > ~/.my.cnf
2009-03-24 19:05:39
User: alperyilmaz
Functions: echo
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Passwordless mysql{,dump,admin} via my.cnf file

The file .my.cnf located at user's home directory is used for mysql login. If this file exists, then

mysql -uYOURUSERNAME -pYOURPASSWORD database -e 'SOME SQL COMMAND'

can be replaced with

mysql database -e 'SOME SQL COMMAND'

It saves you from typing!

This is valid for mysqladmin and mysqldump commands as well.

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You should not enter any cleartext password in a shell command. It ends up in your history file...

Comment by lme 287 weeks and 6 days ago

What is the workaround for that?

Comment by alperyilmaz 287 weeks and 5 days ago

Indeed it doesn't matter in this case because the cleartext password will be in the my.cnf file anyway.

Comment by reaper 283 weeks and 5 days ago

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