Andreas S. wrote:
awesome, andreas. thank you so much for your help. i have been able to
connect to mysql using your path recommendation.
however, when i initiate the first of the following two commands:
mysql> DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User = ‘’;
i recieve an error:
ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user ‘’@‘localhost’ to database
sorry if i’m missing something really simple here, (like the path
above), but the command line environment is so foreign to me, i’m not
clear where a command line is strictly syntax, and where i can actually
declare things (like path, or user name) etc.
these being anonymous accounts i’m trying to delete, it makes sense to
me that the user name would be empty, as shown above. however, i’m
unclear on why my access was denied.
if it were a simple matter of administrator privileges, i’d have been
prompted to enter my password in the terminal, right?
i have to catch some shut-eye right now, but i’m really looking forward
to a) solving this, my first command-line problem, and b) learning more
about this exciting new environment.
i really appreciate having communities like this one to help me along