When entering a new password for the root account in mysql I accidentally did this:
mysqladmin -u root -p password 'somepassword
Where you can see I missed the second quote. and I got something like this .
So I entered " ' " to finish the statement
Now the password doesn't work. I understand I can start the mysql server with an init file and reset the password but I was wondering if anyone knows what the above translates to. Is it a new line??
I'm not asking how to reset or recover the password (I know how to do that but I'm trying to avoid restarting the service). The question is: is possible or not to enter a password here if this typo is made.