Reset root password in MySQL

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How to reset a root password in mysql with OS root user

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  1. #From bash
  2. #Stop mysql service
  3. $> service mysqld stop
  4. #Start mysql "for free". Seems dangerous :P
  5. $> mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &
  7. $> mysql -uroot
  8. mysql> use mysql;
  9. mysql> UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD('nuevo_pass') WHERE user='root';
  10. mysql> quit;
  12. $> service mysqld restart

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