To connect to the server, you'll usually need to provide a MySQL
user name when you invoke
shell> mysql -h host -u user -p Enter password: ********
If that works, you should see some introductory information followed by a
shell> mysql -h host -u user -p Enter password: ******** Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 459 to server version: 3.22.20a-log Type 'help' for help. mysql>
The prompt tells you that
Some MySQL installations allow users to connect as the ``anonymous''
(unnamed) user to the server running on the local host. If this is the case
on your machine, you should be able to connect to that server by invoking
After you have connected successfully, you can disconnect any time by typing
mysql> QUIT Bye
You can also disconnect by typing control-D.
Most examples in the following sections assume you are connected to the
server. They indicate this by the