Setting/Editing the MySQL root password on Mac OSX


As usual, the task is a very easy one which involves very simple steps.

1. Open Terminal and goto mysql/bin. You can go to this path by running the following command:

Zerocools-MacBook:~ pamusriharsha$ cd /usr/local/mysql/bin

2. Now do the following:

Zerocools-MacBook:bin pamusriharsha$ ./mysql -u root -p

Enter password:

Enter the password of the MySQL and hit return.

You will see the following:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.

Your MySQL connection id is 165

Server version: 5.5.21 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its

affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective


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

mysql> use mysql;

mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD(“NEW_PASSWORD_HERE“) where User=’root’;

mysql> flush privileges;

mysql> quit;

There you go. Done!




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