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 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;
There you go. Done!