Mysql Admin

Quick login to Mysql on Ubuntu

If you prefer to login or run commands on the command line without supplying the Mysql username, password and host, you can store those details put a file that Mysql will read by default when it is called - here:

~/.my.cnf

Create the file in your favourite editor.

vim ~/.my.cnf

Add the following content (adjust for YOUR user.)

[mysql]
  user=YOURUSER
  password=YOURPASS
  host=127.0.0.1

[mysqldump]
  user=YOURUSER
  password=YOURPASS
  host=127.0.0.1

Set the file permissions:

chmod 600 ~/.my.cnf

Now you can login to Mysql using:

mysql

Or dump a database with:

mysqldump --all-databases --single-transaction --events --routines --triggers | gzip > ./all_databases.sql.gz

Bonus

If you provision with Ansible, Chef or Puppet, you can generate this file for each of your server users or deployers using secure vault encryption for transmission to server. Be sure to follow best practice security if you do it this way.