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    Setting root password MySQL

    Hi

    I feel a bit daft as I can't seem to get passed p21 of Database Driven Website by Kevin Yank. But I'm learning

    Ive got the latest copy and and want to follow it through to see what i can learn (lots I'm sure)

    Im on a mac osx and am trying to set the root password. He says to do this using terminal in the bin directory of my MySql installation.

    Where is it? i know basics about getting round terminal i.e changing directories and stuff.

    Can someone help?

    Many thanks
    scotty

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    if you are unable to change ur Mysql password, then run ur mysql setup again, while installing Mysql, you will see a option to set the root password

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    Reinstalling is kind of like swatting flies with a shotgun. All he needs to do here is find MySql.

    I really don't use macs, so I have no idea where it would land by default. Probably under applications. You should be able to browse around in finder to figure out where she lives.

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    in windows, MYSQL by default install here

    C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\bin

    don't know about mac

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