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syntaxError: unexpected identifier in shell mysqladmin -u
Posted by: Dimi Tree
Date: September 29, 2017 08:16AM

I am trying to connect libreoffice base to a mysql database, but libreoffice requires a password and i have set up a root account with no password.
So I am trying to put a password on the root account.
These are the instructions i have for changing password: To set up a root password for the first time, use the mysqladmin command at the shell prompt as follows:
$ mysqladmin -u root password newpass

but when I try
mysql-js> mysqladmin -u root test
I get this error:
syntaxerror: unexpected identifier

when I try
mysql-js> $ mysqladmin -u root test
I get the same error:
syntaxerror: unexpected identifier

when i try
mysql-js> mysqladmin
i get this error:
referenceerror: mysqladmin is not defined

does somebody have an idea what could be wrong here?

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