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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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What others think

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

Comment by lme 387 weeks ago

What is the workaround for that?

Comment by alperyilmaz 387 weeks ago

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

Comment by reaper 382 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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