Sign into MySQL using the Linux Terminal

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To sign into your MySQL server using the Linux Terminal, you will first enter the text mysql.  Next, you will enter -u followed by your MySQL username.  Then you will enter -p followed by your MySQL password.  Lastly, type a semicolon and press Enter.

[root@server1 ~]# mysql -uusername -ppassword;

Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 40
Server version: 5.5.41-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)

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