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Unable to sign into shell
Posted by: alan scott
Date: February 23, 2022 10:56AM

I've downloaded MySQL 8.0.28 and I'm running it under Windows 11 on my own PC.
While I can get into Workbench and work with that I don't seem to be able to sign into the shell.
I'm using the Tutorial in the MySQL documentation and when I type in
-u root I get a syntax error.
When I use the '\help' command it just returns the word help.
The prompt has MySQL with a white background followed by JS with a yellow background.

Below is a copy of the shell showing these issues.

Any help welcome in telling me where I'm going wrong would be welcome.

MySQL Shell 8.0.28

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Type '\help' or '\?' for help; '\quit' to exit.
MySQL JS > -u root
SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier
MySQL JS > '\help'
help
MySQL JS >

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